ALBANY FIRE VICTIM IDENTIFIED

by Christian Mower on November 22, 2012

AUTHORITIES HAVE IDENTIFIED THE MAN WHO DIED TUESDAY (NOV. 20, 2012) IN A HOUSE FIRE IN ALBANY AS AN 82-YEAR-OLD FROM MASSACHUSETTS.

CONWAY FIRE CHIEF STEVE SOLOMON SAYS EDWARD DWINNELL OF FRAMINGHAM DIED AFTER INHALING SMOKE AND SUPERHEATED GASES IN THE BURNING HOUSE AT 69 CROSSOVER RD.

SOLOMON’S FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED TO THE TWO AND A HALF STORY WOOD HOUSE SHORTLY AFTER 8:15 A.M. TUESDAY AND ON ARRIVAL FOUND HEAVY SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE HOUSE.

THE CHIEF SAYS THE OCCUPANTS WERE ALERTED TO THE FIRE BY SMOKE DETECTORS IN THE HOUSE AND NEIGHBORS CALLED 911 FOR HELP WHEN THEY HEARD ONE OF THEM – 52-YEAR-OLD ANNETTE HINES – YELLING FOR HELP.

FIREFIGHTERS WERE ABLE TO RESCUE HINES FROM A SECOND FLOOR WINDOW AND SHE WAS TAKEN TO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN NORTH CONWAY FOR TREATMENT OF SMOKE INHALATION.

SEVERAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN CONWAY AND SURROUNDING TOWNS ASSISTED. NORTH CONWAY ASST. FIRE CHIEF WAYNE MCDONALD WAS ALSO TAKEN TO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES.

SOLOMON SAYS WORKING SMOKE DETECTORS DO SAVE LIVES, AS THEY DID IN THIS FIRE. HE ASKS EVERYONE TO CHECK THEIR SMOKE DETECTORS TO ENSURE THEY ARE WORKING PROPERLY.

THE CAUSE OF TUESDAY’S FIRE IS STILL BEING INVESTIGATED.

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