GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of a woman who was found when firefighters responded to a blaze in the basement of a home near Gainesville.
Hall County Fire Marshal Capt. Scott Cagle said the woman, in her 40s, was found in a basement apartment of the home off Browns Bridge Road shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday. She was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
Cagle tells The Times of Gainesville that it appeared the blaze started in the basement. A fire investigator was sent to determine cause, but it wasn't available Thursday night.Cagle said an autopsy was to be done Friday to determine the woman's cause of death.