A home hearth claimed the lifetime of an 82-year-old Orangeburg lady on Tuesday afternoon.
Lizzie Moorer, of 2434 Outdated Cameron Street, died after Orangeburg Division of Public Security firefighters eliminated her via a window of the house, in keeping with Cpl. Jonathan Winningham.
Her daughter, Drusilla Holman, mentioned, “The factor she loved most was going to church.”
Moorer was an energetic member of St. Paul AME Church in Creston, she mentioned.
She was the mom of 5 kids, 4 of whom live, Holman added.
She’s additionally a grandmother to many grandchildren.
Moorer had been residing within the Outdated Cameron Street residence since 1974, her daughter mentioned.
One in every of Moorer’s grandsons informed deputies that he left the residence at 1 p.m. and he or she was high-quality. She had meals cooking on the range on low warmth, in keeping with an Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Workplace incident report.
Somewhat earlier than 5 p.m., two brothers have been driving previous the house once they seen smoke, in keeping with the report.
They stopped on the residence and knocked on its home windows and doorways, Winningham mentioned.
They heard Moorer calling out.
The 2 broke a window closest to the place they heard Moorer, however smoke and warmth prevented them from going inside, Winningham added.
They referred to as 911.
ODPS items and a fireplace engine arrived on the scene inside three minutes, Winningham mentioned.
Firefighters additionally tried to enter via the window, however the warmth prompted them to return, he mentioned.
They then compelled their means via the entrance door with a hose line and carried out an preliminary knock down of the hearth, he added.
At that time, they positioned Moorer and introduced her exterior via the window. She died regardless of Orangeburg County EMS performing life-saving measures, Winningham defined.
Firefighters continued to extinguish the hearth and put out scorching spots.
Different companies that responded to the scene included the Orangeburg County Fireplace District, Orangeburg County Workplace of Emergency Companies and the State Fireplace Marshal’s Workplace.
Winningham labeled the hearth as unintentional and famous that it began in the lounge.
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