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Investigation into blaze continuing
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Forsyth County News

Investigators are still working to determine what caused a Dec. 30 apartment fire that injured a 41-year-old woman in northwest Forsyth.

The condition of the woman, whose name has not been released, could not be determined Friday. As of Wednesday, she had been listed in critical but stable condition at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

Forsyth County Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers said both the fire department and the woman’s insurance company are conducting separate investigations into the blaze.

“We’re working closely with the insurance company for them to be able to perform their own investigation ... any time you’re dealing with an injury from a fire, the insurance company always does an independent investigation,” Shivers said.

“They should be on site next week doing some of that work on their end.”

At the time of the blaze, authorities said the woman suffered from burns and smoke inhalation, after she was rescued from a burning apartment above a barn.

A small dog was also rescued from the flames and was sent to receive treatment at Orr Animal Hospital, where it was expected to recover.

Shivers said the apartment, which the woman was renting, did not have working smoke detectors.