Smoking in Bed Believed to be Cause of Pensacola Apartment Fire

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- A Pensacola woman is recovering from severe burns after a fire broke out in her apartment.

Fire rescue officials said the woman was trapped in the fifth-floor apartment when the blaze started Saturday night. Rescuers were able to find her and transport her to the hospital.

The Pensacola News Journal ( reports that several others were also evacuated from the building.

The state fire marshal is investigating but preliminary reports indicate the fire was likely caused by smoking in bed.

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