Cumberland woman dies in home filled with smoke from smoldering fire

An 85-year-old woman was found dead in her Cumberland home that had become full of smoke from a fire Wednesday night.

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.

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.


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