TOP PHOTO: Two people were pulled from this burning home in late September. One of the two has since died from her injuries.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – It was a tragic scene on the night of Thu., Sep. 29, when an East Prospect Street home caught fire. Heroic neighbors forced their way into the home and pulled a mother and her adult daughter from the flames. Both victims were flown directly to Vanderbilt Medical Center at Nashville.

Neighbors held out hope that the two women rescued from the fiery home would make it. The daughter survived and continues recovering while the mother, according to the TBI, did not make it.

This home is just off North Indiana Avenue.

“Last week, 78-year-old Kathryn J. Owen died as a result of the injuries she sustained in the fire that occurred in the 300 block of East Prospect Street last month. The other victim has been released from the hospital and is recovering,” said Leslie Earhart, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Public Information Officer. 

Earhart states that the investigation by the TBI remains active and ongoing. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/18/2022-6AM)

2 Replies to “One of the victims of last month’s house fire dies”

  1. This breaks my heart,I didn’t even know this sweet lady but o held her in my arms till help arrived she was so sweet and humble 😪I was just passing by and called 911 and stopped to help Prayers for family so sad

  2. Ginger, Bless your heart for stopping to help the sweet lady. I’m so sorry she passed away.

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