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Elderly woman dies in Wiley Creek house fire


June 12, 2019

By Sean C. Morgan

Of The New Era

A woman died in an early morning fire Wednesday, June 5, in the independent living area of Samaritan Wiley Creek Community.

Firefighters responded to a report of the fire at 1271 Mountain Fir Court at 4:28 a.m. Deceased was Carolyn “Bonnie” Olivier-Pye, 71. Fire Chief Dave Barringer said that without an autopsy, fire investigators assume that she succumbed to smoke inhalation.

Personnel arrived to find the structure heavily involved on the south end of the quadplex.

“A female on Mimosa Court smelled smoke,” Barringer said. “Eventually, it woke h...

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