West Virginia Woman Killed in Akron Apartment Fire

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AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Akron Firefighters say a 66-year-old woman was killed in a house fire early Monday morning.

Karen Williams was visiting from Charleston, West Virginia and staying with friends at 1083 Harpster Avenue when fire broke out just after 3 a.m.

Firefighters arrived on scene to an apartment that was totally engulfed in flames.

Once the fire was under control, firefighters went inside and found Williams. They rushed her to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Damage to the building is estimated at sixty-thousand dollars.

Cause remains under investigation.

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