An early morning blaze in a house in Williamson's East End resulted in the death of one person and a dramatic rescue of a woman from a balcony.
According Lt. Joey Carey with the Williamson Fire Department, a three-story residential structure on Moore Street became engulfed in fire at approximately 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and trapped one of the residents. The identity of the person has not been release pending an autopsy.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found 24-year-old Erma Scott on a balcony trying to escape the fire. Firefighter Garrett Gregory was able to get her from the burning structure using a 35-foot extension ladder, Carey said.
The WFD responded to the call with three engine companies and 13 firefighters. It took the fire department two hours to contain the fire, Carey stated. Personnel remained on the scene until about 9:30 a.m. making sure there would be no flare-ups and conducting preliminary investigations.
"The fire occurred on Moore Street which is one of our tightest areas in town," Carey said. "The house was very, very hard to get to. It (the structure's location) made it a lot tougher."