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Christmas Day fire claims woman’s life

Jan. 2, 2017, Smithers, B.C. -  A kitchen fire killed a woman in Smithers, B.C., on Christmas Day.


The RCMP say the elderly victim was cooking some type of syrup on her stove on Sunday afternoon.

First responders were trying to determine exactly what happened.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the flames and paramedics rushed the woman to hospital.

The unnamed woman could not be revived and died a short time later.

January 2, 2017
By The Canadian Press