A woman died early Saturday morning in a fire at her Henderson apartment. The Henderson Fire Department responded to the blaze at Galleria Palms Apartments near Stephanie Street and Sunset Road about 1:45 a.m. Saturday to find a couch on fire and the woman unconscious, a department statement said.
Crews removed the woman from the first-floor apartment to treat her, but she was declared dead at the scene.
The accidental fire was caused by careless smoking, according to the fire department. The damage was contained to the single unit and assessed at $10,000.