Body discovered in Cana at brush fire scene


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Fire, rescue, Forestry Service, Sheriff’s Department and emergency vehicles line the road near 2503 Meadowbrook Road in Cana on Friday. According to officials, a body of an elderly woman was discovered at the location in connection with a brush fire that burned a sizeable area of the residence’s yard and adjoining forest. No details were released in connection with the ongoing investigation pending notification of the victim’s next of kin.


David Broyles | The Carroll News

Officials work the scene of a brush fire in the vicinity of 2503 Meadowbrook Road in Cana. Reportedly calls concerning the fire were received before 1:30 p.m. Friday. Officials confirm the body of an elderly woman was found at the scene. No further details have been released pending further investigation and notification of the next of kin.


David Broyles | The Carroll News

CANA — Officials have confirmed the death of an elderly woman in Cana in connection with a Friday afternoon brush fire at a trailer on 2305 Meadowbrook Road.

According to Emergency Services Coordinator Everett Lineberry, a brush fire call was received at 11:40 a.m. and within five minutes another call was received reporting someone had fallen in connection with the blaze.

Lineberry said fire and rescue units responded within minutes and discovered the body on an elderly women along the tree line. Preliminary evidence suggests she was trying to burn leaves when the fire got out of control and spread to the woods, with subsequent efforts to put out the fire leading to her succumbing to smoke inhalation.

Further information has not been released due to the ongoing investigation and notification of kin. Agencies involved in the incident include the Cana Volunteer Fire Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, U.S. Forestry Service, Carroll County Fire and Rescue, and the Franklin Volunteer Fire Department from Surry County, N.C.

Fire, rescue, Forestry Service, Sheriff’s Department and emergency vehicles line the road near 2503 Meadowbrook Road in Cana on Friday. According to officials, a body of an elderly woman was discovered at the location in connection with a brush fire that burned a sizeable area of the residence’s yard and adjoining forest. No details were released in connection with the ongoing investigation pending notification of the victim’s next of kin.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_TCN112316CanaBody1.jpgFire, rescue, Forestry Service, Sheriff’s Department and emergency vehicles line the road near 2503 Meadowbrook Road in Cana on Friday. According to officials, a body of an elderly woman was discovered at the location in connection with a brush fire that burned a sizeable area of the residence’s yard and adjoining forest. No details were released in connection with the ongoing investigation pending notification of the victim’s next of kin. David Broyles | The Carroll News

Officials work the scene of a brush fire in the vicinity of 2503 Meadowbrook Road in Cana. Reportedly calls concerning the fire were received before 1:30 p.m. Friday. Officials confirm the body of an elderly woman was found at the scene. No further details have been released pending further investigation and notification of the next of kin.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_TCN112316CanaBody2.jpgOfficials work the scene of a brush fire in the vicinity of 2503 Meadowbrook Road in Cana. Reportedly calls concerning the fire were received before 1:30 p.m. Friday. Officials confirm the body of an elderly woman was found at the scene. No further details have been released pending further investigation and notification of the next of kin. David Broyles | The Carroll News

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