RFD: Woman found dead in apartment fire was deceased before fire occurred

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Update — January 8, 2019

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester firefighters say a woman who was found dead in an apartment fire late last month died of natural causes before the fire occurred.

Crews responded to the fire at Pinnacle Place Apartments on South Clinton Avenue on Christmas Eve. An 85-year-old woman was found dead.

Wednesday, officials said the woman died of natural causes before the fire started. At this time firefighters say the cause of the fire appears accidental in nature.

The fire was contained to a single apartment, but 300 people were evacuated.

Original — December 24, 2019

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester Fire Department say an 85-year-old woman died in a fire at Pinnacle Place Apartments on South Clinton Avenue on Tuesday, Christmas Eve.

The fire was contained to a single apartment, but 300 people were evacuated.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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