Elderly Woman Dies in Sherman Fire

1-4-05 - A 97-year-old Sherman woman died in a house fire Wednesday night. Firefighters found Christine Fitzgerald in the back of the house on the kitchen floor. She died a short time later at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center.

The flames broke out at a home on south Branch Street around 7:30pm. When firefighters arrived, fire could be seen coming out of the front door and front windows.

The 97-year-old woman had lived in the house for 35 years, and family members lived right across the street. Firefighters are still investigating how this fire started, but they say it appears to be accidental.