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North Lawndale Woman Dies After Falling Asleep In Bed While Smoking

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A West Side woman died more than a month after she fell asleep in bed while smoking and started a fire in her North Lawndale neighborhood home.

On April 29, Kassie Cannady fell asleep while smoking in bed at her home in the 1200 block of South Keeler Avenue and a fire broke out, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Cannady, 67, suffered severe burns and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she died at 11:24 a.m. Thursday, according to the medical examiner's office.

An autopsy Saturday found she died of complications of thermal injuries in a clothing or bed fire, and her death was ruled an accident.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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