Aiken County firefighters were unable to save a person trapped in a fire on Brucewood Drive Friday morning.
The Aiken County Department of Public Safety was called to the fire at 741 Brucewood Drive just after 3:30 a.m.
Because personal items blocked the entry, firefighters attempted to extinguish the fire from the building’s exterior. Later, a victim was found dead in the residence.
Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton identified the victim as Marlene Leich, 74. He said her body was found on a sofa in the living room.