A retired teacher from Chapel Hill High School was killed in a house fire on Tuesday morning. Her neighbor tried to rescue her but she suffered from extensive burn injuries. Four fire departments were needed to put out the fire.
Fire investigators say the house was fully engulfed when they arrived on scene. Molly suffered severe burns all over her body and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
“She was extensively burned, more like a flash burn,” says Smith County Fire Marshal Jim Seaton.
The victim was 76-years-old and had taught for almost 40 years. The fire is being investigated in order to find the cause. The fire marshal says the fire may have been started by some kind of explosion.