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Rhode Island woman dies after fall into fire pit

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By Lisa Braxton

Police in Rhode Island are investigating the death of a woman who fell into a fire pit. According to WCVB-TV in Boston, South Kingstown, Rhode Island, police say they responded to a 911 call Sunday afternoon stating a woman had fallen into a lit fire pit at a home. Police, fire and EMS officials discovered the woman’s body had been pulled out of the fire in the homes’ backyard before crews arrived.

Police say it is unclear how she got into the fire pit. The state fire marshal and state medical examiner’s office are investigating. NFPA’s safety tips sheet on portable fireplace safety advises maintaining a three-foot distance from indoor and outdoor fireplaces as a general rule and includes additional tips for maintaining safety.

Source:: NFPA – Safety Information


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