Twenty-six years to the day after she came into this world, Dominique Gibson left it, when she died yesterday - on her birthday - in a house fire in Darby Borough.
Although her home had heat, Police Chief Robert Smythe said investigators believe Gibson was using her stove as a supplemental heat source, and that is what started the blaze.
"That's something people do sometimes," he said. "It's a very dangerous habit they have, but they do it."
The blaze broke out about 3:45 a.m. at the three-story house on Main Street near 10th.