SEALE, AL (WTVM) - A community is grieving after a fire claimed the life of a Russell county woman early Tuesday morning.The home off Diamondback Road in Seale, Ala. is still smoldering a day after it caught fire with 85-year-old Correan Carter trapped inside.
"We did all that we could to get her out of the house and we're just happy we did get her out," explains neighbor Bernard Mckissic.
Mckissic and his wife ran next door when they heard their neighbor's home was up in flames.
"We had to get some tools and we had to move fast because the house was really burning and luckily we found her laying next to one of the windows in the bedroom and we were able to get her out of the house, but the bad situation is we were a little too late," said Mckissic.
Carter was rushed to the hospital, but pronounced dead around 8 a.m. Tuesday morning. Family members say Carter lived in the home for over 40 years.
"She was a beautiful person. Ms. Correan was definitely a wonderful person to be around and I lived around her for 30 years and I'm really going to miss her," said Mckissic.
A cause of the fire has not been released and is still being investigated.
The son that was also living in the home lost everything due to the fire, and friends have began seeking donations for him on social media. If you wish to donate, here are the details:
He wears pants size 34x34, shirt size large or 17 and shoe size 13. I am sure he needs under garments as well. He was an employee here at Phenix Monument Company for many years. Please message me or you can drop off anything to be donated at Phenix Monument Company 51 Price Road in Phenix City.