46-year-old La Vergne woman killed in mobile home fire - WKRN News 2

46-year-old La Vergne woman killed in mobile home fire

Posted: Updated: Feb 13, 2013 12:46 PM
LA VERGNE, Tenn. -

A woman was killed in a fire early Monday morning at a mobile home in La Vergne.

The blaze broke out around 6:30 a.m. at the residence located at 313B Old Nashville Highway between Murfreesboro Road and Sam Ridley Parkway.

The victim has been identified as 46-year-old Melinda Edwards.

"It's just a very sad day for the family and their friends and this community any time there's a life that's lost," City of La Vergne spokesperson Kathy Tyson told Nashville's News 2.

Investigators from La Vergne police and fire departments and the state's bomb squad spent most of Monday combing through what's left of the mobile home.

Edwards' son suffered smoke inhalation while attempting to rescue his mother from the home.

"I think that anytime there's a fatality reported the state officials do come to investigate," said Tyson, adding it doesn't necessarily mean the fire is suspicious.

"To my knowledge there's no indication but again anytime there's a fatality they do look and ask questions," she said.

Edwards' specific cause of death wasn't released.

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