House Fire in Iraan Kills an Elderly Woman

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

IRAAN - An elderly woman is dead after a house fire in Iraan.

The fire happened on Monday around lunch-time in the 200 block of South Hill Street.

According to the Pecos County Sheriff, 81-yearold Bennie Whitefield was home at the time of that blaze.

She was taken to the hospital where she later died from her injuries.

Fire investigators don't know exactly how the fire started, but are ruling it an accident.