UPDATE: Woman killed in early morning Twin Falls fire identified
The Associated Press
UPDATE: TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- Officials in Twin Falls have identified a woman who died in a house fire.
City spokesman Joshua Palmer tells The Times-News that 54-year-old Theresa L. Hopkins-Olaitan died in the fire that was reported at about 2:15 a.m. Monday. Two Chihuahuas also died in the fire.
Palmer says fire officials believe a faulty electrical cord on an air conditioning unit sparked the blaze.
About 2:15 a.m. Monday, Twin Falls Emergency Dispatch received a call regarding smoke and flames coming from a home located at 321 5th Avenue East in Twin Falls.
Three fire engines and one command vehicle responded to the fire. Crews had the fire under control about fifteen minutes later.
Upon entering the house, fire fighters found a woman who was unresponsive.
They administered emergency resuscitation until Magic Valley Paramedics arrived.
But the 54‐year‐old woman was the pronounced dead at the scene. She was transported to the Twin Falls County Coroner’s office.
“She is believed to be the only person in the home at the time of the fire,” said twin Falls Public Information Officer Joshua Palmer.