INGLIS, Fla. (WCJB) -- The community is in mourning after a 27-year-old Inglis woman died in a house fire Thursday morning.
According to Levy County Sheriff's Office Lt. Scott Tummond, their 911 center got a call about a house fire just at 3:00am. Four fire departments, including Inglis, Crystal River, Yankeetown and Williston, as well as Levy County Sheriff's Deputies and a fire marshal responded to a two-story home near the First Baptist Church of Inglis.
When they arrived, they found that, while two men and a younger boy inside the home had managed to escape, another member of the family had come home in the middle of the night, unexpectedly. That person, says Lt. Tummond, was a 27-year-old woman, latter identified as Hannah Greer, who worked in the medical field in Marion County.
Greer was upstairs when the blaze started, and the three inside only found out she was there once they were out. He says that the men tried to save Greer by putting up a ladder to the 2nd floor, but it did not work. Greer had been able to call 9-1-1 before she died.
The Red Cross is helping the family at this time and the fire marshal is investigating the cause of the blaze.
Based on their preliminary search, there does not seem to be anything suspicious about the fire and that the cause appears to be electrical.
A post on GoFundMe reflected on Greer's life.
"Hannah was a beautiful soul. She had a smile that would light up a room. The best way to describe her is 'happy,'" rest the post in part.
The post said Hannah's family, the Greer family, needs assistance to get back on their feet after they lost everything. Donations can be made here.