Thursday, December 19, 2019

In memory of Kim Day | 3100 block of Buena Vista Terrace SE DC | Prayer warrior

Memorial shrine to Kim Day.

From the Washington Post: November 12, 2019 at 10:51 a.m. EST
A woman has died of injuries she suffered in a Monday morning fire that burned her apartment in Southeast Washington, according to the D.C. fire department.
The fire was reported shortly before 7:15 a.m. in the 3100 block of Buena Vista Terrace SE, an apartment building near the 7th Police District station.
Douglas Buchanan, a spokesman for the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, said firefighters found the woman in her second-floor apartment. She was the lone occupant.
Fire officials said on Twitter that the woman died shortly after arriving at a hospital. She was later identified as Kim Simone Day, 57, of Southeast Washington.
Buchanan said the fire was quickly extinguished and investigators are working to determine a cause. No other injuries were reported.

From NBC TV: An apartment fire in Southeast D.C. on Veterans Day killed an Army veteran in her home, her family says. Kim Day died Monday after a fire broke out in her second-floor apartment, her daughter said. She was 53.  "She was just this little old lady that loved the community, loved music, loved playing cards," her daughter said.

Day lived in her apartment for more than three decades and was a grandmother figure to many residents. "Her voice and her presence — It's not gonna feel normal without seeing her," neighbor Deangelo Scott said.
A man walking his dog saw smoke pouring out of Day's window at about 7:15 a.m. He called 911.
But by the time firefighters rescued Day, it was too late. She was rushed to a hospital with critical injuries and died there. Day's daughter said she believes her mother may have started the fire by falling asleep while smoking on the couch. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

May her memory and good works be for a blessing.

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