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Officials identify victim of Largo apartment fire

LARGO — Authorities on Monday released the name of a woman who died in an apartment fire early Saturday.

Pernilla K. Connerat, 33, died in the blaze at Canterbury Oaks Apartments, 2306 Canterbury Lane. The fire was reported about 12:30 a.m., said Largo police Lt. Mike Loux.

"The investigation is leading us to believe a candle tipped over and started the fire," Loux said. "She succumbed to either the fire or the smoke."

An investigation is ongoing, Loux said.

Connerat was found in a bedroom of the apartment.

Witnesses said a man was able to escape the fire, but tried to re-enter the apartment several times in an effort to save the woman. The man has not yet been identified.

Officials identify victim of Largo apartment fire 03/14/11 [Last modified: Monday, March 14, 2011 3:33pm]
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