Woman, 76, dies in house fire

Sunday, June 22, 2014 10:48 AM
Last updated Monday, June 23, 2014 12:24 AM
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Authorities say a house fire claimed the life of a 76-year-old woman Sunday morning.

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According to a statement from the Richmond County coroner’s office, the fire was reported about 7 a.m. at 4160 Windsor Spring Road, where sheriff’s deputies and firefighters found a body in a bedroom.

Delores Ann Strickland, of Heph­zibah, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:15 a.m. An autopsy will be conducted at the Geor­gia Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab in Atlanta this week.

The fire’s cause remains under investigation, a news release said.

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rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 06/22/14 - 11:41 am
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God bless
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that person's soul.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/22/14 - 06:17 pm
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100 yards from

Diamond Lakes, Travis Rd MPH and...........

A FIRE STATION

katApillar1
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katApillar1 06/23/14 - 11:19 am
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Lost Friend

@nocnoc...although there is a fire station 100 yards away when a mobile home is on fire it is only a matter of minutes before the fire spreads and the home is lost. I live only 3 homes down from where my friend of 22 years perished in this fire. Neighbors got to the Strickland's residence as fast as they could and tried to get Ann out but the fire/smoke was too intense to help her. Fire trucks were there at the scene in only few minutes but by then it was already too late to save her. Tommy survived and is being treated at the hospital. Their dog also survived where she stayed with me until family picked her up. This is so heart breaking and unfair that such a sweet person had to perish in such a brutal way. May she rest with the angels and prayers to the family. I love you Ann and Tommy! Thoughts and love to you always xoxox

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AFjoe 06/23/14 - 04:07 pm
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Kat

All who read this feels your pain.

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corgimom 06/23/14 - 05:30 pm
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noc noc, when a fire starts,

noc noc, when a fire starts, a person only has 2 minutes to get out before smoke inhalation overcomes them. And that's if they are healthy. And with an elderly person, many of them aren't too mobile, so they just can't get out in time.

And a mobile home is so flammable, it can burn to the ground in less than 5 minutes.

To all of her family and friends, my deepest condolences, on this poor lady's sudden and tragic passing.

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