Charlotte A. Morrill Killed in Accident in Bennington, VT
Bennington, VT -- A cooking fire incident at 814 Gage Street claimed the life of 79-year-old Charlotte A. Morrill in Bennington, VT Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
The report claims the victim was attempting to cook a meal when her shirt caught fire. When fire crews arrived, they found the injured victim had sustained second and third-degree burns over 90% of her body. Mrs. Morrill was transported to Southern Vermont Medical Center, but succumbed to her injuries a short time later.
The cause of the incident is unclear, but officials claim the woman suffered a medical event that left her incapable of stopping the fire.
Authorities are investigating the details of the incident, and hope to learn the cause as the investigation concludes.
The early media report left few details regarding the deadly fire.