Woman ID'd in fatal fire

Clermont County fire
Clermont County fire crews and police remain on scene of an early morning fire (FOX19 NOW Adam Schrand)
Clermont County fire crews and police remain on scene of an early morning fire (FOX19 NOW Adam Schrand)

Williamsburg Township (FOX19) - Authorities have identified the woman who died an early morning Clermont County fire.

Sharon McCagg died shortly after she was taken to a Mt. Orab hospital in extreme critical condition, said Brown County Coroner Dr. Judith Varnau.

She was smoking while on oxygen to help her breathe, sparking a fire inside her apartment in the 100 block of Concord Square just after 1 a.m., according to Williamsburg Fire Chief Ken Wylie.

Her age was not available.

Friends say she is a retired nurse who suffered from emphysema.

"It's just so sad, she was a very sweet lady," said one of her neighbors, Clyde Sharp. "I'd check in on her from time to time."

Friends also think her dog died in the fire.

A damage estimate has not been released.

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