Man burned trying to save mother from house fire | News
An elderly woman is dead and her son is recovering from his injuries after an overnight fire in Gaston, according to Lexington County Coroner Harry O. Harman.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />
On Monday, around 1:40 a.m., Lexington fire crews responded to a residential fire at 2124 Oak Top Drive.
Harman said 84-year-old Helen G. Eaglin was entrapped in the fire and could not be rescued.
Eaglin was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Harman.
Family members told WIS News 10 that Eaglin’ s son was also in the home at the time of the blaze, and attempted to rescue her, but was caught in the fire. He was transported to the Augusta Burn Center for his injuries.
The fire remains under investigation.