Woman Dies In House Fire

Victim was home alone

Ed Jenson
February 22, 2018 - 9:42 pm

A woman died in a house fire on Richland Creek Road in Anderson Thursday afternoon.

Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown said the victim was 65-year-old Myra Johnson. 

McCown said Johnson was bedridden, and according to investigators, may have been smoking in the bed. 

The coroner confirmed that a neighbor had tried to rescue Johnson, but was unsuccessful. Johnson's husband had been at work, and had last spoken to her about an hour before the fire started.

The official cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

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