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March 20, 2019

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Woman dies of burns after apartment fire

A woman died of burns after firefighters put out a small fire Monday at an apartment in the southwest valley, according to the Clark County Fire Department.

Firefighters responded about 7 p.m. to the fire in the 4200 block of Rochelle Avenue, where they found a small fire burning just outside the kitchen, officials said. They quickly put out the blaze and found a woman suffering significant burns, officials said.

Paramedics treated the woman and took her to the hospital, but she succumbed to her injuries, officials said. The woman’s name was not released.

The cause of the fire, which did less than $4,000 damage, is under investigation, officials said. Metro Police were assisting with the investigation, officials said.