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Smoking stove leads Mass. cops to woman, who dies

March 10, 2013

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say Massachusetts rescuers responding to a report of a smoking stove found an injured woman, who later died at a hospital.

The Middlesex District Attorney’s office says Lowell authorities responded to a report of an apartment fire Saturday morning. When they arrived, they found smoke emanating from the stove and a woman nearby with many injuries.

She was pronounced dead at Lowell General Hospital. Authorities are calling her death suspicious.

Police are investigating the circumstances of her death. The chief medical examiner’s office will perform an autopsy.

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