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One Killed, 10 Injured in Ohio Apartment Fire

May 07, 1987|Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A smoky fire in a downtown high-rise apartment building for the elderly killed a 61-year old man Wednesday night, authorities said. Ten other residents were hospitalized for treatment of smoke inhalation.

The dead was identified as Robert Cornwell, who apparently fell asleep on a couch while smoking. The fire was confined to his fifth-floor apartment in the 10-story Taylor Terrace complex said Fire Chief Dan Werner. About 50 residents were evacuated.

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