Woman Dies in House Fire

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Date/Time: 10/22/2011 at 3:32 p.m.

Location: 1611 E Marks Street

Deceased: Xaviera Williams, B/F, DOB: 1/12/1983, 1611 E Marks Street

On October 22nd at approximately 3:32pm, Tampa Fire and Tampa Police responded to a residential fire located in the 1600 block of E. Marks.  Once the fire was extinguished, fire personnel cleared the apartment and found an unresponsive woman inside the residence. It appears as the b/f succombed to the effects of the fire, however, the final cause of death is still undetermined. 

Investigators believe that the fire originated from a stove top sometime within the last 12 hours. It was not immediately discovered due to the concrete block construction of the residence. The cause of death is still undetermined but was as a result of the fire.

Lt. S. Hartnett
Tampa Police Department