- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

HARRIMAN, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a woman has been killed in a house fire in Harriman.

Officials tell news outlets that 23-year-old Lindsay Carter was unable to escape her home when it caught fire Tuesday night. Neighbors say she was between five and six months pregnant.

At least two other people who were in the home got out safely.

Harriman Fire Chief David Bailey says arriving crews tried to rescue Carter but couldn’t due to the amount of fire and smoke.

He says she likely died before firefighters would have been able to save her, due to the likelihood of smoke inhalation.

Firefighters worked throughout the night to extinguish the fire. It’s unclear what caused the blaze.

Bailey says there was no sign of working smoke detectors in the home.


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