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East Forsyth woman injured in fire dies
Victims name released
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Crime scene tape surrounds the home on Old Pruitt Road where a woman died in a fire Tuesday afternoon. - photo by Jim Dean

EAST FORSYTH — A 78-year-old woman injured Tuesday in a structure fire near the Chattahoochee River Club succumbed to her injuries not long after she arrived at the hospital.

Judith Parsley was found unconscious about 2 p.m. by firefighters who had entered her burning doublewide mobile home on Old Pruitt Road, according to Forsyth County Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers.

Smoke and flames were coming from the home through “several doors and windows” when firefighters arrived, Shivers said.

The initial call to 911 said there could be three people inside, with the other two being children ages 14 and 3.

Crews continued to search for the children as a medical helicopter that had been called to the scene stood by to take any victims who might be found.

As crews searched, it was learned that the teenager was still in school and the young child was not home, Shivers said.

The home is likely a total loss. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Parsley was pronounced dead at Northside Hospital-Forsyth. Her body has been turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for an autopsy, according to Shivers.

He said 25 personnel, including four engine companies, one ladder truck, two battalion chiefs and a number of supporting units, responded to the blaze.

They remained on scene for about three hours, completing salvage and overhaul operations.

According to Forsyth County Sheriff’s Cpl. Robin Regan, deputies arrived with the first engine and helped set up the hose so firefighters could immediately begin the search for Parsley.


Staff writer Kayla Robins contributed to this report.