Alcoa woman killed in apt. fire identified

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Alcoa authorities say 51-year-old Joany Diane Burger died in an accidental apartment fire Thursday.

Her identity was released in a press release Sunday by the Alcoa Police Department.

Authorities say the fire on Sanderson Street was accidental.

A firefighter who was injured while jumping from a fire truck in the firefighting efforts was treated over the weekend and is expected to be released soon.

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A woman was found dead and a firefighter was injured in an Alcoa apartment fire early Thursday.

The fire happened around 2:00 a.m on the 300 block of Sanderson Street.

The Alcoa Fire Chief tells 10News crews found heavy smoke confined to the living room when they arrived at the apartment.

Firefighters found a female in the back part of the apartment who was deceased.

An Alcoa firefighter was injured when he jumped down off a firetruck.  He was taken to the hospital to treat his injured ankle.

Alcoa Fire and Police officials are investigating the cause of the fire.

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