Woman Dies in Shamokin Fire

SHAMOKIN, Pa. -- A woman is dead after a fire Tuesday morning in Northumberland County.

Fire officials say the victim died in an apartment on East Dewart Street in Shamokin.

The fire started around 6:30 a.m.

Firefighters put the fire out within half an hour, but those rescue crews found one of the tenants dead inside.

The coroner said Patricia Schminkey, 75, died from breathing carbon monoxide. She was pronounced dead at 7:40 a.m.

Officials say the six others living in the building made it out safely.

At this time, we do not know what caused the fire as it is an open investigation, but fire officials say it's not suspicious.

Two of the firefighters fell through the floor but did not sustain any injuries.

Fire officials said the apartment had no working smoke detectors and several code violations.

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