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Posted at 9:22 AM ET, 12/27/2010

D.C. woman dies in NW apartment fire

By Allison Klein

A District woman was killed by a fire in her apartment Sunday night shortly before 11 p.m., Crime Scene reports.

Firefighters had difficulty entering the second-floor apartment in the 1700 block of S Street NW because of an "extreme clutter hoarding situation," said Pete Piringer, spokesman for D.C. Fire/EMS.

The woman was removed from her apartment and pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Piringer said the fire was started accidentally because of improperly extinguished smoking material.

The damage was estimated at $50,000.

By Allison Klein  | December 27, 2010; 9:22 AM ET
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