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Woman, 88, killed in house fire near Garner

Posted February 11, 2015
Updated February 12, 2015

An 88-year-old woman was killed Wednesday night when fire ripped through her home at N.C. Highway 50 and Benson Road near Gardner.
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— An 88-year-old woman was killed Wednesday night when fire ripped through her home at N.C. Highway 50 and Benson Road near Garner. 

Family members said Ida McKoy had lived in the home for the past 40 years. She was the only person inside the home at the time of the fire.

The first started at about 10:30 p.m. Authorities have not commented on a possible cause. 

The Wake County Sheriff's Office said a passerby stopped and unsuccessfully attempted to enter the house before firefighters arrived.

McKoy's family described her as "vibrant" and said they held a large gathering for her birthday in September. Funeral arrangements will be finalized once extended family arrives in the Triangle.

No other information about the fire was immediately available.

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  • Rick Price Feb 12, 2015
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    Rest in Peace Ms. IDA. I grew up in this community and remember seeing Ms. Mckoy from time to time . So sorry to hear about your passing.

  • Donald Holder Feb 12, 2015
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    Praying for this woman's family.