Woman killed in fire
A woman was killed early June 4 as the result of an apartment fire at 2365 Peachwood Circle, between Clairmont and Shallowford roads, said DeKalb County Fire Rescue spokesman Norman Augustin.
Fire crews were called at approximately 5:40 a.m. and extinguished the blaze in the townhome where no one was home, Augustin said. Firefighters rescued the woman from an adjacent apartment in the same building. The woman was found unconscious and was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital where she later died from smoke inhalation.
The incident is still under investigation. Bystanders told investigators that the apartment where the fire started was vacant, but it was fully furnished, Augustin said. The cause of the fire has not been determined and the name of the woman killed has not yet been released, he said.