FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (WHNT) - Fayetteville Police confirm the name of the female victim who died in Saturday morning's apartment fire at 58-year-old Raylene Webb.
Officers have not yet confirmed the name of the child involved, nor have they released an update on the young victim's condition.
According to the Fayetteville Fire Department, police just happened to be at the Taylor Way apartment complex on Wilson Parkway for another call around 7:30am this morning, when they smelled smoke coming from one of the apartments.
They kicked in the door to find a fifty-eight year old woman, who they pulled out.
Neighbors told the police that the victim's five-year-old grandson was still inside.
They went back in and got him before the fire department arrived.
The woman passed away. The child was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville for treatment.
A Tennessee Fire Marshal told WHNT News 19 they're still investigating what caused the fire.
The child was still listed in critical condition as of Sunday afternoon around 3.
Fayetteville Police say Sgt. Scotty Vaughn was also taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. That officer is doing well.
Two other officers were there responding to the call, too. They are identified as Patrolman Darron Dickinson and Patrolman Karley Warren. Fayetteville Police Chief Richard Howell says all three of the officers were given some time to get over what happened, and to be with their families after the morning's events. He said the three took care of the child until fire and emergency crews arrived on-scene.
No more details about what happened are being released at this time.
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