An 84 year old woman was killed in an overnight house fire that occurred in Palmyra. The victim has been identified as Dorothy Bouwens.
The fire broke out at the ranch-style home on East Palmyra-Port Gibson Road around 3 this morning. Bouwens’ daughter, 50 year old Ginger Sullivan and her grandson were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor burns and injuries. 62 year old Gerald Sullivan also suffered minor injuries but did not require medical attention. The family dog alerted the sleeping residents to the fire.
Investigators are still trying to determine the cause.