One dead in Williamsport house fire

One dead in Williamsport house fire

WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY (WOLF) -- The Lycoming County Cororner says one woman did not make it out of a house fire in Williamsport Sunday night.

That woman is 68-year-old Ann Worthington.

"It was terrible. I just went to bed and I heard sirens and I looked out my bathroom window and everything was engulfed," said neighbor Mary Schell.

Fire officials say it happened around 9 p.m. on Poplar Street on the right side of a duplex.

The coroner says The Williamsport Bureau of Fire found her in the first floor bedroom after extinguishing the fire.

"I thought for sure somebody was home then, and I said something to them, and they were more or less worried about getting the fire out. And then the husband came home and he said she was in there," said Schell.

"I was beyond concerned because I knew... my heart was telling me it was already too late and they were just putting fire out looking for a cause," said neighbor Donald Hill.

Neighbors say she lived there with her husband, but was alone at the time of the fire.

The corner said she died from severe burns and smoke inhalation.

"It kinda hurts because it's so close to the holidays, you know," said Schell.

"Seems to be the time of year when there seems to be the tragedies," said Hill.

The left side of the duplex, neighbors say two people were shot and killed in October of 2016. Officials say no one currently lives in that side.

Fire officials say the home is a total loss and the investigation is ongoing.

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