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LaGrange PD identifies woman killed in late night house fire

UPDATE:

1:30 P.M. -- LaGrange Police Lieutenant Chris Taylor confirms to WRBL News 3 the identity of a woman who burned to death in a house fire on Dunson Street late Monday night.

Taylor says 80-year-old Gladys Shelton died in the fire along with three dogs, one cat, and a bird. Her husband was able to escape the blaze with another of the family pets.


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LAGRANGE, Ga. -- The LaGrange Fire Department confirms one person is dead after a late Monday night house fire in the 1000 block of Dunson Street.

A press release says the victim was trapped in the blaze that started around 10:30 p.m. One other person was inside and was able to escape with a dog.

The statement goes on to say firefighters arrived at 10:35 p.m. and were able to pull the victim from the house, but they were pronounced dead on the scene. Three dogs, one cat, and a bird also perished in the fire.

The other home occupant was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment to non life-threatening injuries and released.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the LaGrange Fire and Police Departments.

 

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