Woman Dies after Fire at Senior Living Community


SPRINGFIELD- A 77-year old woman is dead after a fire at a senior living community.

Crews were called to the Capitol Plaza Apartments in Springfield's East side at about 5:30 pm Monday.

Delores Spencer was pronounced dead at 6:42 p.m., an autopsy is scheduled for today.

Firefighters say the fire was on the tenth floor of the complex. Smoke and water damaged other rooms, leaving some residents displaced tonight. Springfield Fire Chief Ken Fustin said they hope to have everyone back by Tuesday.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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