91-year-old woman dies in fire at her mobile home in Street

January 22, 1995|By Patrick Gilbert | Patrick Gilbert,Sun Staff Writer

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TC A 91-year-old Street woman was killed in a fire early yesterday that destroyed the trailer where she lived, fire and police officials said.

State police from the Bel Air barracks said that Lola Maude Kitts died in the fire, which destroyed her 10-by-40-foot mobile home in the 3200 block of Scarboro Road. The state fire marshal's office said the blaze was discovered by one of Mrs. Kitts' sons, who lives nearby.

Fire officials from the Dublin fire station of the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company said the trailer was engulfed in flames when the first units arrived about 3:50 a.m. About 40 firefighters had the fire under control in about 15 minutes.

Mrs. Kitts' body was found in a hallway in the rear portion of the trailer, fire officials said. Investigators said they believe the fire started around an electric coffee pot on the bedroom floor.

Fire officials said the mobile home did not have a smoke detector.

Neighbors described Mrs. Kitts as a friendly woman who lived in the trailer near her two sons. A member of the family said yesterday that family members were too upset to comment.

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