Elderly woman found dead after apartment fire in Jackson

By Heartland News
JACKSON, MO (KFVS) - The Cape Girardeau County coroner says an elderly woman died in a fire in Jackson.
Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton says 80-year-old Iva Bangert of Jackson died of smoke inhalation. 

Bangert was not found until 1:50 p.m. Monday.

Clifton says the fire was started by a lit cigarette sometime Sunday night, but burned itself out before anyone even knew it started.

He says none of the surrounding apartments were affected.