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Smoky fire claims Westlake Dist. woman

January 10, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
An elderly woman was killed Thursday morning when a smoky fire raced through her apartment in the Westlake district.The fire was on the first floor of an eight story building on South Hoover St. Fire investigators say it appears the fire was an accident and began with some sort of electrical problem.

The victim's name has not been released.

Fire officials say a security guard tried to save the woman, but was pushed back by the heavy smoke.