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Woman pulled unconscious from Lakewood apartment fire has died

A woman pulled unconscious from her burning Lakewood apartment early Friday has died, officials said.

The woman’s name has not been publicly released.

West Pierce firefighters were called just before 5 a.m. to the Clover Creek apartments in the 12500 block of Addison Street and found a single unit fully engulfed.

A crew went inside and found the woman, who was unconscious and in critical condition.

She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she later died.

Firefighters contained the blaze to the single unit but evacuated the building as they doused the flames.

A Pierce Transit bus was brought to the scene to keep 10 displaced residents warm while investigators determined whether people could return to their homes.

The Red Cross responded to help those displaced.

Investigators have not determined what started the fire.

Stacia Glenn covers crime and breaking news in Pierce County. She started with The News Tribune in 2010. Before that, she spent six years writing about crime in Southern California for another newspaper.
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