Woman found dead inside Gaston County home after it caught fire, police say

The fire happened right across from Forest Heights Elementary School on Monday night.
A woman was found dead inside a home after it caught fire in Gastonia on Monday night.
Published: Nov. 14, 2022 at 10:40 PM EST
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GASTON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - One woman was found dead after her body was found inside a home that had caught fire Monday night in Gastonia.

According to the Gastonia Police Department, firefighters responded to the 2500 block of Linwood Road, which is right across the road from Forest Heights Elementary School, around 9:27 p.m.

Police the next day said Hannah Booking, 70, was found dead inside the home.

The Gastonia Fire Marshall’s Office has ruled the fire an accident and does not suspect foul play.

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