An elderly woman has been found dead in her Cumberland home Wednesday night after a care-aide called 911.
Cumberland firefighters responded to a house on Sutton Road at 6 p.m. after a care-aide called to say she found the house full of smoke when she went to visit an 85-year-old woman.
Fire Chief Mike Williamson arrived moments later and tried to enter the home after the care-aide said there was a woman inside.
An 85 year woman is dead after a fire in her #Cumberland home this evening. Officials say the smouldering fire could have been burning for 30 mins or so before a visiting care aide found the home full of smoke. Details at 10 on @CHEK_News pic.twitter.com/thPYTqpoIa
— Dean Stoltz (@deanstoltzchek) October 24, 2019
RCMP remains at the scene and the coroner has been called in to investigate.
There’s no word yet on the cause of the fire.