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Woman dies in hospital after Cedar Rapids apartment fire

December 17, 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a woman injured in a Cedar Rapids apartment fire has died.

A Cedar Rapids news release says 43-year-old Sharon Garnett died Saturday afternoon at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.

Firefighters sent to battle the blaze Friday afternoon had found Garnett in her bedroom. Authorities say a medical condition made it difficult for Garnett to escape.

Investigators think the fire started atop the stove in the kitchen.

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