90-year-old woman escapes mobile home fire

Staff Writer

A mobile home fire on Dan Walker Road Sunday resulted in 90-year-old Georgia Cox Williams escaping, but losing everything in the fire.

"She has the clothes on her back, that is all," Darlene Cox, daughter-in-law of Williams, said. "We Thank God that she is still here with us, but she has lost everything. She is currently staying at a hotel."

The 90-year-old Williams lived alone but was already out of the home when the fire truck arrived on the scene, according to EMA Director Torrey Williams.

The mobile home was a total loss. A neighbor called 911 to report the fire.

Williams suffered some minor burns to her hands while trying to put out the fire when it started.

"We cannot thank the Union Star Volunteer Fire Department enough," Cox said. "The fire was so big when Major and I got there to see about his Mama. We were afraid she was still inside at first."

Cox said Jason Alsobrooks with the Union Star Volunteer Fire Department, took the time to talk to them and explain what was going on.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.