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Woman dies in north Palo Alto house fire

Original post made on Oct 15, 2009

A woman was found dead apparently as a result of a fire in a house in the 900 block of Addison Avenue in northern Palo Alto Thursday evening, fire officials reported. Investigators are seeking cause of fire and cause of death of the unidentified woman.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 15, 2009, 8:20 PM

Comments (32)

Posted by qq, a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 15, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Sounds like fire may be bringing in an arson team. Might be criminal.


Posted by Wow, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 15, 2009 at 9:01 pm

What a horribly written first sentence to this article.


Posted by hardcore, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 15, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Rest in peace.


Posted by wowjr., a resident of Jordan Middle School
on Oct 15, 2009 at 9:28 pm

i agree with Wow but this stuff shouldn't be able to happen ....RIP


Posted by andre, a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Oct 15, 2009 at 9:43 pm

RIP


Posted by PA Resident, a resident of University South
on Oct 15, 2009 at 10:36 pm

The house looks a lot more like 969 Addison, not 965. It's the cottage on the front of the property.

With thoughts and prayers for her family.


Posted by EJ, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 16, 2009 at 12:14 am

This is so, so sad.


Posted by Neighbor, a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 16, 2009 at 7:35 am

Address is NOT 965 Addison. Already asked Palo Alto Online staff to fix. Please do NOT use that address, it is wrong and causing confusion. Thanks.


Posted by Sonny, a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 16, 2009 at 7:45 am

Gas leak?


Posted by Wil, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 16, 2009 at 8:47 am

965 Addison was the address given for the dispatch by the fire department (www.firedispatch.com). It could have been the reporting party's address. RIP.


Posted by No confidentiality?, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 16, 2009 at 8:57 am

Good to know that we cannot report anonymously. . .


Posted by YSK, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 16, 2009 at 9:55 am

We smelled the smoke last night, had a quality to it like plastic burning, smelled particularly toxic. It was so bad that my dogs, who usually love being outside, cried to come in. It must have been very bad.

I am so sorry this lady perished. My thoughts and sympathies to her loved ones.


Posted by JAA, a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 16, 2009 at 11:09 am

I, too, smelled what seemed like plastic burning. I went outside and realized it was not wood smoke from someone's chimney.


Posted by Concerned Mom on Greer, a resident of Palo Verde
on Oct 16, 2009 at 11:49 am

To WOW:
A woman dies in a fire and you are concerned with grammar?
Man, that is cold, really, really cold. Nothing better to do, huh?
I pity you. People like you are what make other call us Shallow Alto.
God Bless you and give you perspective...


Posted by friends of friend, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 16, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Paul,
We are very sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.


Posted by friend of victim, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 16, 2009 at 6:25 pm

[Post removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]


Posted by Midtown nieghbor, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 16, 2009 at 6:53 pm

To Wow,
You know not all people are as lucky as you to get a great education (assuming that you did) nor are lucky to be born without learning disabilities. However I admired people who have hard time writing and they still go ahead and post. Good for them and shame on you for being so shallow! I hope he or she ignores your comment and keep expressing herself. I don't think there is a rule that in order to post people should write coherent or grammatically correct sentences.


Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 16, 2009 at 8:38 pm

The original story by the Weekly has since been rewritten, but the original was definitely poorly written for a journalist. Possibly less haste more time to get the breaking news out would have been a smarter move.


Posted by Sister, a resident of South of Midtown
on Oct 17, 2009 at 11:28 am

This woman was my beautiful big sister. & I will never get her back. She was the most kind hearted, giving, wonderful person. We will never get to hug her again or talk to her again or tell her how much we love her.
Don't take anyone in your family or any of your loved ones for granted. I never ever thought this day would come. It feels unreal and I wish we could all wake up from this horrible nightmare.
I LOVE YOU SISTER. RIP. Love your little sis.
IN LOVING MEMORY~


Posted by Suspicious, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 17, 2009 at 12:18 pm

[Post removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]


Posted by Victims Friend, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 17, 2009 at 12:20 pm

[Post removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]


Posted by victims friend, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 17, 2009 at 12:24 pm

[Post removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]


Posted by suspicious, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 17, 2009 at 12:34 pm

[Post removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]


Posted by Phil, a resident of another community
on Oct 17, 2009 at 3:23 pm

I, respectfully, ask the Palo Alto staff to report all of the removed posts to Con Malloney of the Palo Alto police.
There are very suspicious circumstances.


Posted by Tyler Hanley, online editor of Palo Alto Online
on Oct 17, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Tyler Hanley is a registered user.

Phil:

The police have been provided with the content of the removed posts and are monitoring Town Square.


Posted by Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 17, 2009 at 7:21 pm

[Post removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]


Posted by jake, a resident of Meadow Park
on Oct 17, 2009 at 10:32 pm

this was the most beautiful person any one would ever meet.she was very kind hearted and giving person.i will miss her very much.i hope that she is in a better place.
R.I.P love you allways


Posted by Cousin, a resident of another community
on Oct 18, 2009 at 5:03 pm

I love you, Cousin! I will always remember and miss you! You are loved by all of us. In Loving Memory ~ your little cousin


Posted by Sarah, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 18, 2009 at 5:57 pm

So sorry for the family of this poor woman and may they get strength from each other in their grief. If this was not an accident, may the person responsible be brought to swift justice!


Posted by Friend, a resident of another community
on Oct 19, 2009 at 8:52 am

This woman was a friend.. a very good friend. She is missed by so many of us. ALL my thoughts go to her family and close friend.
This is truly unbeilebable,
I am so sorry.


Posted by mike, a resident of another community
on Oct 19, 2009 at 9:07 pm

a truly special individual,she will be missed by many-our hearts & prayers are with you jen


Posted by Palo Altoan, a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 22, 2009 at 7:37 pm

I am truly saddened to know that this has occured in our usually quiet and lovely neighborhood. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of this young lady.


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