A woman died after her home caught fire in White House Saturday night.
Smokey Barn News reported the fire started in the back of the residence located in the 300 block of Foster Drive in the Holly Tree Subdivision around 8:20 p.m. The fire department was able to control the flames by 9 p.m.
Resident Susan Fisher was killed in the blaze.
The incident is now under investigation by White House authorities, including both the fire and police departments, as well as State Bomb and Arson officials, the fire marshal told Smokey Barn.
News 2 to spoke to some of the Fisher's neighbors, one of whom called 911 before rushing over with another neighbor, concerned the residents were trapped.
"He even attempted to knock the door down. Police showed up after that and actually did knock the door open, tried to call in. Smoke was pretty thick at point and nobody responded," Scott Kennedy said.
According to neighbors, the Fisher's husband was away for the evening and the couple owns two dogs.
"It was very sad when we found out this morning that she was deceased, and the dogs, too, we're assuming, which we her babies," said Kathleen Norkus.
"At Christmas it makes it worse because every Christmas the family is going to think about this, and it's not good," added Ray Norkus.
Thursday, August 28 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:28:07 GMT
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