Smoking Blamed For Fatal House Fire
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) – Authorities say smoking materials caused a fire at an apartment in Grand Rapids that killed an 83-year-old woman.
Mlive.com says Barbara Eastway was found inside the apartment following the fire, which was reported about 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Authorities say she died of smoke inhalation.
David Eastway says his mother was a caring grandmother and a former nurse. She’d lived there for about 14 years.
Investigators say the fire started in a mattress in the apartment and was contained to that unit.
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