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Woman dies in fire at Independence apartment

A woman died in a fire at her Lexington Avenue apartment building in Independence on Thursday morning.
A woman died in a fire at her Lexington Avenue apartment building in Independence on Thursday morning. File photo by The Star

A fire at an apartment building in Independence killed a woman who was not able to leave her first-floor unit in time, according to media reports.

Emergency officials responded to the five-unit apartment shortly after 5 a.m.

The residents of the four other units were able to escape.

Firefighters removed the woman from the building, but she could not be revived. Officials have not yet identified her or released the cause of the fire.

Katy Bergen: 816-234-4120, @KatyBergen

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