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San Bernardino fire leaves woman dead

November 6, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
A fire in San Bernardino that claimed the life of a woman Friday could have been prevented, according to authorities.The fire broke out around 6:30 a.m. in a unit at a triplex on Lugo Avenue, near 16th Street.

Firefighters put out the flames in about five minutes only to find a woman in her 60s dead on the living room floor, apparently of smoke inhalation.

There's no word on what sparked the fire but investigators did not find a smoke detector.