published Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Chattanooga: Cause of death in Saturday fire confirmed

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    Staff Photo by Tim Barber/Chattanooga Times Free Press Edward Woodgett, right, talks about what he saw as a fire broke out next to his Maude Street home shortly after noon Saturday. Reva Moore, left, listens to the witness account. The house is seen to the right of Woodgett.

The Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the cause of death in last Saturday’s house fire at 70 Maude St.

A medical examiner today said that 14-month-old Destiny Jackson died from smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Destiny and her brother, 2 1/2 year-old Antonio, were in a sitter’s care when the fire struck.

Antonio was treated at T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital. The sitter, Brandy Curry, was taken to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Ga

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