FUQUAY-VARINA: Woman, 90, dies in Fuquay-Varina apartment fire - WSPA.com

Woman, 90, dies in Fuquay-Varina apartment fire

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FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. -

A 90-year-old woman died Wednesday after her Fuquay-Varina apartment caught fire shortly after 4 a.m.

Doris Clay was transported to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill for treatment of injuries she sustained when he apartment on Hillcrest Circle caught fire early Wednesday morning.

Authorities said Clay died as a result of her injuries.

The Fuquay-Varina Fire Department said Clay's grandson was also in the apartment when the fire started. The fire woke up the grandson, who left to get a neighbor, but they could not get back into the apartment because of heavy smoke.

When firefighters arrived, they were able to rescue Clay.

The fire department said the cause of the fire is believed to be discarded smoking material of some kind.

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Shumuriel Ratliff

Shumuriel, a North Carolina native, is thrilled to be back in the Tar Heel state as a general assignment reporter for WNCN.
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