Saturday, 20 October 2012

Autauga County woman dies in house fire

An elderly Autauga County woman died early Friday when fire raged through her rural home in one of the county?s northernmost areas.

According to Autauga County sheriff?s office reports, 82-year-old Nell Taylor Logan was the victim of the fatal fire, which was reported to sheriff?s office dispatchers about 2:30 Friday morning.

A deputy arrived at the Autauga County Road 21 North scene first to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the dwelling.

The county officer tried to force his way into the burning structure, but the advanced state of the fire prevented him from gaining entry.

The sheriff?s office call sheets show that volunteer fire departments from Billingsley, Marbury, Pentecost, Pine Level, White City and Old Kingston responded to fight the fire, but the phalanx of firefighters and rescue personnel were unable to prevent the total loss of the house and the death of its only occupant.

The victim?s son, William Logan, and daughter, Charlotte Moore, also were called to the scene, as was Autauga County Coroner David Golson.

An investigator from the office of State Fire Marshal Ed Paulk was at the site early Friday, continuing to gather evidence of the fire?s cause and origin.

The investigator is reportedly concentrating on the bedroom where the woman slept, a room in which a space heater was reportedly employed to ward off the overnight chill.

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