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Victim identified in Edna Street fire on Friday morning

The Belvedere Fire Department is on the scene of a fire where someone appears to be trapped inside a structure. (Source: MGN)
The Belvedere Fire Department is on the scene of a fire where someone appears to be trapped inside a structure. (Source: MGN)(WAGM)
Published: Jul. 10, 2020 at 11:54 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Aiken County Coroner has identified one victim, a 94-year-old woman, in the Edna Street fire that happened Friday morning.

Belvedere Fire Department was on the scene of a fire that occurred at 105 Edna Street off Edgefield Road.

The victim, identified as Ms. Vinnie M. Blount, 94 years-old who resided in the home with her niece was pronounced dead at the scene from smoke inhalation, the niece was able to exit the home with no serious injuries. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation, toxicology analysis are pending.

We will have more on this story as it develops.

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