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Elderly Brooklet woman dies in house fire
Victim identified as 85 year-old Francis McElveen
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Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn confirmed that an elderly Brooklet woman was killed in a fire around noon Sunday. - photo by FILE PHOTO

85 year-old Francis McElveen has been identified as the victim of a Brooklt house fire Sunday. Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn said McElveen lived alone, although she had home caregivers who were not present when the fire started.

The Lane Street home was fully involved when Brooklet firefighters arrived shortly after noon Sunday, and officers were unable to enter, he said. When firefighters arrived a short time later, they were unable to save McElveen. The fire originated in the kitchen, he said.

More information will be posted when available. Look for full coverage in Tuesday's Statesboro Herald.

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