Emerson house fire claims a life

December 15, 2016
Firefighters were called to Old Trace Hill Road Thursday when a home there was reported on fire. The home was destroyed in the fire which also resulted in an apparent death. - Dennis Brown Photo

Firefighters were called to Old Trace Hill Road Thursday when a home there was reported on fire. The home was destroyed in the fire which also resulted in an apparent death. – Dennis Brown Photo

Officials are investigating a fire that resulted in the death of a woman Thursday in the Emerson community.
Firefighters were called to Old Trace Hill Road, near Carter County, when a home there was reported on fire.
Camp Dix firefighter David “Pudge” Stafford the cause of the fire wasn’t immediately known but added the heating source was believed to be propane.
Lewis County Coroner Tony Gaydos said the deceased is Paula Sue Kilgore, 51, who resided at 5411 Old Trace Hill Road.

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