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Lexington fire victim identified

Lexington firefighters with Engine Company 8 checked for hot spots Thursday at the scene of a fire that killed a woman. Maj. Ed Davis said the victim, Robyn Harris, was found in a bathroom at the rear of the B unit at 288 Radcliffe Road shortly after firefighters arrived about 1 a.m.
Lexington firefighters with Engine Company 8 checked for hot spots Thursday at the scene of a fire that killed a woman. Maj. Ed Davis said the victim, Robyn Harris, was found in a bathroom at the rear of the B unit at 288 Radcliffe Road shortly after firefighters arrived about 1 a.m. Herald-Leader

The woman who died of smoke inhalation in a fire early Thursday in Lexington has been identified by the Fayette County coroner's office.

Robyn Harris, 54, died of smoke inhalation about 1:40 a.m. at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, according to the coroner's office.

Lexington fire spokesman Maj. Ed Davis said Harris was found in a bathroom at the rear of the B unit at 288 Radcliffe Road shortly after firefighters arrived about 1 a.m.

The fire started from food on a hot stove, he said.

A person from the adjoining unit was taken to the UK Chandler Hospital for smoke inhalation, and a firefighter was taken to the hospital, treated for exertion-related symptoms and released, he said.

The fire was confined to the B unit but had gotten into the shared attic, causing damage and smoke in the other unit, Davis said.

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