Division Chief Jason Shivers has identified the woman who was found dead inside a burning camper trailer on Hammond Drive Wednesday morning as 52-year-old Gini Smith of Forsyth County.
Officials say 911 dispatch had confirmed to responding firefighters that a person was trapped inside a burning structure, and the crew on the first engine responding reported being able to see a column of smoke. When they arrived to the fire at 2600 Hammond Drive at 7:20 a.m. firefighters found a burning camper type trailer parked near a home. Division Chief Jason Shivers said firefighters had the fire out by 7:26 a.m and were inside searching for the victim saying "They knocked the fire down in short order, made entry into the camper, and unfortunately confirmed there was a deceased person inside." Officials say the home was occupied by other members of Smith's family.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Hammond Drive has been re-opened to traffic, but officials say investigators will be on the scene for most of the day on Wednesday gathering evidence.
Updated 12:57 P.M. to include the name of the victim