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69-year-old woman killed in fire at Summerset Apartments in Kokomo

Fire happened early Monday morning
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Posted at 6:37 AM, Mar 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-29 07:05:48-04

KOKOMO — The Howard County Coroner said a 69-year-old woman is dead after an apartment fire early Monday morning in Kokomo.

The Kokomo Fire Department was called to the scene around 2:45 a.m. at the Summerset Apartments in the 2900 block of Heritage Drive.

Howard County Coroner Dr. Steven Seele said Glenda Newtown, 69, was killed. No other injuries were reported.

On Tuesday morning, Seele said Newton died of thermal and inhalation injuries due to the fire. The final cause and manner of death are still pending forensic toxicology and the ongoing fire investigation.

The fire is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the fire department at 765-457-2636.