Fire Takes The Life Of Shelbyville Woman

Fire investigators in Shelbyville said Monday they are looking into the possibility that a 70-year-old disabled woman’s wheelchair may have had an electrical problem late Saturday night, triggering a fire that killed her.
The fire occurred just after 11 p.m. at Freida Fuston’s home on Depot Street.
Two police officers tried to gain access to the home, but flames were too strong, officials said.
Fuston was overcome by the smoke and flames and died.
The state fire marshal is investigating the fire death, which is routine. Fire investigators do not suspect foul play.
A fund has been set up for Fuston’s family at the Heritage Credit Union on Main Street in Shelbyville.