Woman Dies In House Fire
Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 27, 2011
By Jackie Seabolt
The cause of a house fire that took the life of an elderly woman last week is undetermined.
According to Davie Fire Marshal Jerry Myers, Augusta Gaither, 91, of 292 Davie Academy Road died in her bedroom on Jan. 8.
Her home was destroyed.
Myers said a passer-by called in the fire to communications just before 9 p.m. that Saturday before more calls were received from family members who lived nearby.
Myers said that trucks from Center and Mocksville responded to the fire. “When they arrived it was well, fully, involved,” Myers said.
More trucks from County Line, Sheffield-Calahaln, and Cooleemee responded and Myers said the blaze was under control within a half hour.
Myers said that Gaither lived alone in the two-story home that was built sometime in the early 1900s.
“The cause of the fire has been listed as undetermined,” Myers said, “because there are too many …