Woman, 64, killed in fire started by careless smoking

Posted: January 24, 2013

A 64-YEAR-OLD woman was killed Tuesday night in a fire in Hunting Park, and the cause appears to have been careless smoking, a police official said.

The fire began about 9 p.m. in a boardinghouse on Roosevelt Boulevard near Broad Street and engulfed the second floor in flames, said Chief Inspector Scott Small.

The woman's body was found in a second-floor front bedroom, Small said. No other injuries were reported.

- Morgan Zalot

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