Woman dies in overnight Moosup fire

A person died in a fire in Moosup during the early morning hours of Nov. 17.
A person died in a fire in Moosup during the early morning hours of Nov. 17.(Moosup Fire Department)
Published: Nov. 17, 2022 at 4:40 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2022 at 11:02 AM EST
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MOOSUP, CT (WFSB) - A woman died in an overnight fire in the Moosup section of Plainfield.

Planfield police identified the victim as 64-year-old Patti Robinson.

Robinson’s cause of death was determined to be smoke inhalation and thermal burns. It was accidental, police said.

Public safety dispatchers told Channel 3 that they received a call for a building fire at Moosup Gardens on Gorman Street around 12:40 a.m. on Thursday.

When they arrived, they learned that someone who lived there was trapped inside one of the apartments of building 5.

Once the fire was extinguished, police said crews found Robinson around 2:07 a.m. However, she was pronounced dead around 2:20 a.m.

The scene remained active for several hours.

The Plainfield Police Department and Town of Plainfield Fire Marshal’s Office said they contacted the Connecticut State Police Fire Explosion Investigation Unit to help figure out the cause and origin of the fire.