Middletown woman dies in apartment fire

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) - A Middletown woman is dead after an apartment fire.

Flames broke out around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night in the 1100 block of Park Lane, which is a three story apartment building.

When crews arrived, they got a report of a person trapped. That person, Rhonda Perdue, 43, was located in an upstairs bedroom and taken to Atrium Medical Center, where she died. Investigators say she suffered smoke inhalation, but that has not been confirmed as her cause of death.

The cause of the fire has not been determined. There was $50,000 in damage reported.

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