NC Woman Killed in Fire is Ruled Accident

A North Carolina woman has died in a house fire which is being described as an accident.

The Star-News of Wilmington reports that firefighters responded to the fire at 2:33 a.m. Saturday. Battalion Chief David Hines said firefighters reported seeing smoke coming from the rear of the house and two men standing in the yard.

The bystanders told firefighters where they thought the fire started and that no one was home. Once crews entered the home, they found a woman inside.

Jacqueline Denise Nesbitt was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

The fire department has called the fire accidental. A department ststement said the fire started on the stove top and appears to be from unattended cooking. Investigators could not find a smoke detector.


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