84-year-old woman dies from burns sustained in house fire - WKRN News 2

84-year-old woman dies from burns sustained in house fire

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COLUMBIA, Tenn. -

An elderly Columbia woman who sustained injuries early Wednesday morning after her home caught fire has died.

Authorities reported that the fire occurred around 2:40 a.m. in the 1100 block of Bear Creek Pike in Columbia.

Assistant Fire Chief Tony Scott told Nashville's News 2 that an elderly woman called her grandson, who lived downstairs, and told him there was smoke in the house.

The grandson found the fire, rescued his grandmother and called the fire department.

The 84-year-old woman was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with burn injuries. She died from her injuries early Wednesday afternoon.

The fire department was able to extinguish the flames quickly and left the scene around 4 a.m.

Officials said that the fire was contained to one room and likely started on a couch.

The grandson reported that his grandmother could have been smoking at the time the fire began.

No firefighters were harmed during the incident.

The name of the victim has yet to be released.

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