Death of woman in brush fire ruled accidental

Death of woman in brush fire ruled accidental

26 April 2010

published by www.theday.com


USA —    The death of a woman who was found Saturday during a brush fire at 27 Hamburg Road has been ruled an accident.

Lt. J. Paul Vance, state police public information officer, said today that the medical examiner determined that 63-year-old Rosemary Strekel died from smoke inhalation and burn injuries.

Vance said Strekel was tending to a fire pit when it got out of control and started a brush fire.

She was found by fire crews at the scene and was pronounced dead.


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