Hillsboro: Elderly Central woman killed in house fire identified

An elderly Central Texas woman died early Monday in a house fire that spread to a second home from which five adults and a child escaped safely. (File)
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HILLSBORO, Texas (KWTX) Authorities Wednesday identified a Hillsboro woman who died early Monday in a house fire as Maidon Williams, 77.

The fire was reported just before 1:30 a.m. Monday at 425 Park Dr.

When firefighters arrived they found the woman’s home and a neighboring home at 421 Park Dr. engulfed in flames.

The five adults and a child in the second home escaped safely.

Two other residents of the home at 425 Park Dr. told firefighters Williams was still inside, but “due to the structure collapsing, crews were not able to make an effective rescue,” the Hillsboro Department of Public Safety said in a press release.

Her body was recovered at around 3 a.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Crews from Hillsboro, Itasca, Bynum and Whitney responded to the fire.