An 83-year-old woman died in house fire on Linn Road in the Town of Delavan Sunday night, Feb. 17. The flames were so intense, firefighters right across the street couldn't save the woman's life.
The call came in shortly before 6 p.m. after a relative noticed smoke coming from the house.
When crews arrived on scene at Linn Road and Sage Road, they found smoke and flames coming from the residence. The Town of Delavan Fire Department extinguished the fire, which had already engulfed the living room. "The house, or at least the living room, had been engulfed. At one point, there was just heavy smoke," said Town of Delavan Police Chief Raymond Clark. "I don't know if there could have been any quicker response time. I don't know if that would have helped."