Fire claims life of Ithaca woman - WNEM TV 5

Fire claims life of Ithaca woman

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New details regarding a house fire that claimed the life of a 41-year-old woman. The blaze apparently started with the wood-heating system of her home.

The fire broke out late Sunday in Ithaca.

The Morning Sun reports Melissa Franks died of smoke inhalation. The fire also killed her two dogs.

The sheriff says the chimney of the home was badly clogged and that its two smoke detectors weren't working.

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