78-year-old woman who uses a wheelchair dies in house fire - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

78-year-old woman who uses a wheelchair dies in house fire

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CORINTH, MS (WMC) -

A 78-year-old woman was found dead inside her burned home in Corinth, Mississippi.

The fire happened Wednesday night on Walnut Street.

According to Brad Davidson, his mother was using a wheelchair because she was having trouble walking.

Investigators said the fire was contained mostly to the living room of the home. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Davidson said it appeared the fire started close to the TV, and it possibly began with a candle. He said it seemed his mother attempted to crawl to the front door. Brad, also said that the state fire marshal told him, his mother most likely died from smoke inhalation. 

The medical examiner will perform an autopsy on the woman's body.

Davidson said he and his family were able to salvage a portrait of their mother and their late father's shotguns.

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