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Discarded Smoking Materials Sparked Fire that Killed NJ Woman

Firefighters found the body of 77-year-old Ninette Grannis shortly after they extinguished the fire

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    Woman Found Dead in NJ House Fire

    The body of an elderly woman was found in a burned house in Montvale, New Jersey, officials say. Wale Aliyu reports. (Published Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Authorities say carelessly discarded smoking materials sparked a house fire that killed a New Jersey woman

    • Bergen County prosecutors say the Dec. 23 fire in Montvale has been ruled an accident

    • Firefighters found the body of 77-year-old Ninette Grannis shortly after they extinguished the fire

    Authorities say carelessly discarded smoking materials sparked a house fire that killed a New Jersey woman.

    Bergen County prosecutors say the Dec. 23 fire in Montvale has been ruled an accident.

    Firefighters found the body of 77-year-old Ninette Grannis shortly after they extinguished the fire, which had been reported by a passer-by who spotted flames coming from the home's attic.

    No other injuries were reported in the fire.

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    Authorities say Grannis was the only person inside the home.

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