OREGON,, OH (WTOL) - The Oregon Fire Dept. has confirmed a fire at 5443 Bayshore in Oregon has killed one person and caused one police officer to require treatment for smoke inhalation. The call cam in about 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 22.
An autopsy will be done Tuesday to officially determine what killed 78-year-old Pauline Donley. She was pulled from her burning home by family members.
Fire fighters tell us Donley lived alone and that she was by herself when the fire started. Witnesses saw smoke and called the fire department.
Fire crews then contacted family members who live nearby. Family members tried to pull her from the burning home. Donley's son-in-law, Fred Galla, tells News 11, "There was smoke, I guess. There wasn't actually flames, smoke coming out of the window, so they called the fire department. Then they called us immediately. My daughter came over, went inside, and tried to get her out. She pulled at the door, but I think she was already dead."