House fire kills 82-year-old, granddaughter escapes


WILLARD, NC (WWAY) — An elderly woman is dead after an early-morning house fire.

Investigators say Edna Gurganious, 82, died. Her 17-year-old granddaughter managed to get out of the house on Pelham Road in Willard.

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Firefighters believe the fire started around 3 a.m. They are still investigating the cause.