Lima Fire identifies MacKenzie Drive apartment fire victim


LIMA — A 65-year-old woman was identified as the victim of a Sunday night apartment fire on MacKenzie Drive.

Karen Keith, who was identified as the victim by the Lima Fire Department on Thursday, was pronounced dead at the scene of the fire at 1050 MacKenzie Drive on Sunday evening.

Firefighters found a portable oxygen tank and smoking materials in the bedroom of the apartment that caught fire.

LFD Chief Greg Kirkendall on Thursday said there were no indications of foul play after the department’s preliminary investigation.

The fire caused an estimated $10,000-worth of damages to the structure, owned by Rebecca Apartments of Lima Ltd.

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