Woman Dies Fighting Grass Fire

11-30-05 - A Carter County woman died Tuesday while defending her home from an oncoming grass fire. It happened 3 miles north of Wilson on Crest Road. The woman was using a garden hose when she collapsed.

The Wilson police chief gave the victim CPR, but she died later at a local hospital. Authorities say the woman had been in poor health. The grass fire, one of many in western Carter County this week, burned 10 acres.