Elderly woman found unconscious in fire dies at hospital

POSTED: Friday, August 12, 2011 - 12:11pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

The Killeen Fire Department is investigating a house fire and the death of an elderly female during the early morning hours of Friday.

Killeen firefighters responded to a house fire on the 3200 block of Lake Travis at 3:36 a.m. Upon arrival, they could see flames coming from the attic area of the house. They entered the house to find an unresponsive elderly woman inside. The firefighters removed her from the house and immediately began CPR; she was then taken to a local hospital. Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin pronounced the 81-year old dead at 4:17a.m. and ordered an autopsy.

The cause of the fire has not been determined at this time and continues to be investigated. 

The name of the victim has been withheld pending notification of the next of kin.

From Killeen Police Department

 


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