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The Suburbanite
  • Woman dies in fire outside her home

  • A woman died Saturday in a fire near her stone fire pit in Sugar Creek Township.

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  • A 35-year-old woman died Saturday night in a fire outside her home.
    Carissa Sampsel of 10224 Portland Ave. SW was pronounced dead at the scene, said Harry Campbell, the Stark County Coroner’s chief investigator.
    Campbell said she was found next to her stone fire pit and may have used some type of accellerant to burn garbage.
    Beach City Fire and Rescue and Stark County Sheriff’s deputies were called at 7:42 p.m.
    The fire is still under investigation.