Woman, 52, dies in house fire in East Farmington

Steve Garrison The Daily Times
The Daily Times

FARMINGTON — A 52-year-old woman was killed Friday in a house fire in east Farmington.

Deputy Chief David Burke of the Farmington Fire Department said Wednesday that firefighters were dispatched at 11:11 p.m. Friday to a single-story residential fire at 1025 Riverstone Road.

Burke said there was smoke billowing from the structure when firefighters arrived, and they did not know if the building was occupied.

Firefighters entered the residence and found an unconscious woman. Burke said medical personnel at the scene attempted to revive her, but they were unsuccessful.

Farmington police spokeswoman Georgette Allen identified the woman as Brenna Renee Franklin.

According to a death notice, Franklin was born in Evansville, Ind. Alternative Choice Burial and Cremation is handling her funeral arrangements.

Burke said the fire was extinguished within five minutes by firefighters.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, and there is no indication of foul play, he said.

He said it was likely Franklin died of smoke inhalation, "but until toxicology and autopsy come back, we don't have a final answer."

He said the fire department's investigation will likely conclude today, but a final report may not be available until next week.

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