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Four die in Tennesee fire on New Year's

Wednesday, January 2, 2002

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- An early morning apartment fire Tuesday killed four people who had fallen asleep after a New Year's Eve party, authorities said.

Two others who escaped the burning apartment were treated for smoke inhalation, said Clarksville Fire Marshall Ray Williams.

The blaze destroyed the Ashland Park apartment building. Ten of the building's 12 units were occupied at the time of the blaze, Williams said.

The cause of the fire was being investigated.

Clarksville is about 40 miles northwest of Nash-ville.

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