Woman calls 911, is found dead in burning home

Posted at 4:59 AM, Mar 22, 2016

A 52-year-old woman who called 911 late Monday night was found dead in her burning home just minutes later.

According to Massillon Fire Department Assistant Chief Pat Rhodes, the woman called 911 around 11 p.m. about an unknown medical issue. 

EMS responded to the Huron Road SE home in about 5 minutes and when they got to the front door, they realized the house was on fire.

The first responders were able to find the woman near the front door and pull her out but were not able to revive her. 

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Stark County Coroner had the woman transferred to Mercy Medical Center to see if she had high levels of carbon monoxide in her blood. High levels of CO could indicate smoke inhalation, the coroner said. 

The State Fire Marshall was called to help determine the cause of the fire.