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Beckie Marie Smith Obituary, Woman died in smoking-related house fire identified

Beckie Marie Smith Obituary,  – A woman from Seneca, South Carolina, passed away in a house fire on Tuesday, as confirmed by the coroner. The Seneca Fire Department received a call about a fire at an apartment on Field Village Drive at approximately 7 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the coroner.

After a neighbor reported the fire, a bystander entered the apartment and found the victim in her bed in the living room. The coroner stated that she had suffered cardiac arrest. The woman was declared dead at 7:40 p.m. and has been identified as Beckie Marie Smith.

“The fire seems to have been caused by smoking in the presence of high concentration oxygen, leading to a flash-type fire,” the coroner said. “The deceased was dependent on oxygen and used a home oxygen generator.”

The Seneca Fire Department and Seneca police are currently conducting an investigation.

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