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Woman Killed in Warren Fire Identified

Police said 93-year-old died of smoke inhalation.

The vcitim of Wednesday's early morning fire on Upper Warren Way has been identified as Raisa Chertkova, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office announced Friday.

Chertkova, 93, died of smoke inhalation, authorities said.

Firefighters discovered Chertkova after responding to a report of smoke in the house made by a health worker checking on her, early Wednesday. 

Investigators are still working to identify the cause of the fire, but the Prosecutor's Office Arson Task Force has ruled out arson.

 

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