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Woman killed in Largo apartment fire

LARGO – A woman was killed early Saturday in an apartment fire on Canterbury Lane, officials said.

The woman, who has not been identified, was in her 30s, said Largo fire division Chief David Mixson. Firefighters were called to the Canterbury Oaks Apartments at about 12:30 a.m.

The woman was found in a bedroom, where authorities believe the fire started. Firefighters, who arrived in less than five minutes, were able to contain the blaze quickly.

"The bedroom had quite a bit of flames," Mixson said. "It was too late for her."

They also found a man outside the apartment when they arrived.

Neighbors told authorities that the man, who had been inside the apartment, tried to save the woman.

"What I heard was that he was in the shower, came out and saw the flames in the bedroom," Mixson said. "According to neighbors, he tried to go back in several times."

The man, who also hasn't been identified, was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries including possible smoke inhalation.

Investigators have not yet determined how the fire started.

Woman killed in Largo apartment fire 03/12/11 [Last modified: Saturday, March 12, 2011 4:07pm]

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