Space Heater Causes Fatal Fire

1 decade 2 years 7 months ago Wednesday, February 07 2007 Feb 7, 2007 Wednesday, February 07, 2007 1:17:56 PM CST February 07, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Authorities say a space heater caused a fire this morning that killed an elderly St. Louis woman. 77-year-old Maggie Grafton was on the second floor of a single-family home when the fire broke out around 4:15 a-m. The victim's adult grandson and another woman were able to escape. Neighbors who saw the fire tried to put out the blaze before firefighters arrived, but were unsuccessful. Investigators say gas service had been disconnected to the home, and several space heaters and multiple extension cords were spread across the floor of the home.

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