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Woman dies after fire at senior living apartment

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 7:12 a.m. CST

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield officials say a woman living in a senior housing apartment has died after a fire in her unit.

Officials say fire crews were called to the Capitol Plaza Apartments late Monday afternoon.

The woman's name hasn't been released by authorities, who say she was in her 70s. Family members tell The (Springfield) State Journal-Register that the woman was sick and may not have been able to escape.

The fire on the building's 10th floor remains under investigation.

The blaze was contained to the single unit, but displaced several other residents.

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