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Published: Thursday, 11/8/2012

Frenchtown Twp. fire kills woman, 75


MONROE — Investigators have not determined what started a Frenchtown Township fire Tuesday that killed a 75-year-old woman .

The victim was Bea Hankey, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said the fire started in her apartment on the seventh floor of Frenchtown Place Apartments, a senior living center.

Deputies were called to the complex a 1201 N. Macomb St. at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday

The first officer on scene began to remove other residents because of heavy smoke.

Officials said foul play is not suspected.

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