Woman killed in house fire

Sunday Times Newspapers

LINCOLN PARK — Fire officials are investigating the death of a 66-year-old woman found in her home in the 1000 block of Emmons Boulevard in the wake of a house fire Wednesday.

City firefighters responded to alarms about 6:30 p.m., and after dousing the flames found the upstairs of the house filled with smoke. The woman — who hadn’t been identified by Thursday morning pending notification of family — was reportedly in her bed, not breathing and with no pulse.

The woman was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Fire Capt. Scott Lewis said city responders were joined at the scene by the Wyandotte Fire Department. Firefighters broke through windows to release the smoke and attempted to resuscitate the woman before she was transported. The woman was said to have been alone in the house and to have suffered second- and third-degree burns.

The cause of the blaze had not been determined by Thursday morning. Lewis said city officials continued investigating the fire with assistance from the Downriver Fire Investigation Task Force.

(James Mitchell can be reached at jmitchell@bewickpublications.com.)