The Associated Press
TUCKER, Ga. —
Authorities say a woman who died in a fire at a DeKalb County assisted living facility was apparently smoking near an oxygen tank.
Officials say the two-alarm blaze started around 3 a.m. Tuesday at the Meadowbrook Nursing Home near Tucker. DeKalb County Fire Chief Edward O’Brien says the blaze was contained to one room on the second floor of the two-story building, and was doused by the facility’s sprinkler system. The DeKalb County Medical Examiner identified the woman who died as 64-year-old Laura Barrett.
A second person was taken to a local trauma unit and a third was hospitalized and treated for smoke inhalation, O’Brien said.
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