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Woman killed in Spartanburg apartment fire

Jun 11, 2011 5:22:00 PM - thestate.com
Spartanburg firefighters say a woman died after her apartment caught fire and the victim's mother didn't even know she was inside the home.

Authorities say firefighters were called to the blaze around 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

The blaze was quickly put out, and a woman who escaped the fire said there was no one else inside. But firefighters found 22-year-old Ashley Meadows-Garnette in a bedroom. She died a short time later at the hospital.

Investigators determined Meadows-Garnette came home early Saturday without her mother knowing and left something cooking when she fell asleep, causing the fire.

No one else was injured in the blaze.

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