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House Fire Kills Elderly Putnam Co. Woman
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State fire investigators say smoking was the cause of a Sunday morning fire that killed an elderly woman in Putnam County.

According to a news release from the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner's office, Kathryn Perry, 85, died at the home on Old Copelan Road in Eatonton around 2 a.m.

Investigators say the fire started when Perry failed to dispose of her "smoking material" properly. 

So far, there have been 70 fire deaths in Georgia in 2013.

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