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Woman pulled from burning apartment has died

An abandoned apartment that caught fire early Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, is seen on Cooper Avenue in Oildale, Calif. (Photo from Kern County Fire Department)

A woman who was pulled from a burning, abandoned apartment in Oildale has died.

Christina Champlin, 36, died in the hospital Dec. 19, the coroner said. The coroner hasn't ruled on her cause of death.

The apartment on Cooper Avenue burned Dec. 14.

The building was filled with heavy smoke, and flames were coming from a bedroom when Kern County firefighters arrived. The firefighters used a chainsaw to get into the building, which had been boarded up.

At last update from the Fire Department, the cause of the fire was still under investigation.


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