Fire in McNeil claims one life, injures fireman

Firefighters work to contain an early morning structure fire, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, in McNeil. (Photo by Aaron Morris)

An early morning fire in McNeil killed one person, identified this morning by Columbia County Sheriff Mike Loe as Betty Jean Sanders, age 77. One firefighter was treated for injuries, and a female occupant of the home was able to escape the blaze without injury, Loe said. Find more on this story in today’s Banner-News.

A firefighter puts water on an early morning structure fire, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, in McNeil. The fire, believed to have started under the carport, quickly spread through the home, killing one person. One firefighter was sent to the hospital with minor injuries. (Photo by Aaron Morris)

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