Seminole Fire Caused By Cigarette

SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) _ Authorities say an elderly Tampa Bay area woman was found dead following a fire at her home.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reports that the fire started Wednesday night.

Investigators say 84-year-old Sonja Skemp apparently set her pajamas on fire while lighting a cigarette.

Skemp’s husband was able to escape uninjured, but Skemp was already dead by the time rescue crews arrived.

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