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Retired Teacher Killed in House Fire

Posted March 7, 2008

— A former Clinton teacher died Wednesday in a fire at her daughter's house, where she was staying while recovering from heart surgery, authorities said.

Sallie Vann, 88, was the only person home at the time of the fire, authorities said. She was in a hospital-type bed and was unable to escape the fire, which investigators said started in another bedroom of the house at 400 Weeks St.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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  • Common Sense Man Mar 7, 2008

    Hopefully the smoke got to her first so she didn't have to feel the fire. What an awful way to die.

  • Adelinthe Mar 7, 2008

    "She was in a hospital-type bed and was unable to escape the fire..."

    OMG!!! What a terrible thing to know it's coming for you. Poor thing!!!

    Praying for her loved ones.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • twc Mar 7, 2008

    How long was she left alone? How incapacitated was she?

  • PikeMom4real Mar 7, 2008

    I can't imagine her minutes before her life was taken.Horrible,just Horrible!I hope the family finds courage and hope.