Blountville
28° F
Overcast
Overcast
Greeneville
28° F
Overcast
Overcast
Abingdon
32° F
Overcast
Overcast
Advertisement

Fire leads crews to woman's body

Published On: May 12 2013 09:12:17 PM EDT   Updated On: May 12 2013 03:28:20 PM EDT
05-12-13 House Fire
CASTLEWOOD, Va. -

An elderly woman was found dead after a fire broke out inside her home.

Russell County authorities tell us 87-year-old Arlena Salyers was found dead on Saturday in her Castlewood home.

Fire crews say it's likely Salyers died while she had food in the oven.

We're told the smoke from the food is what led crews to her house.