House fire on Telfair Street kills 82-year old woman

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#Update | The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating a fire death that occurred on the 1800 Block of Telfair Street Wednesday. 

Eugenia Gosdin, 82 years old, was taken to Doctors Hospital Burn Center where she died.

Gosdin suffered burns to over 80% of her body.  

Richmond County Fire Department is investigating.


AUGUSTA (WJBF) – The Augusta Fire Department responded to the 1800 block of Telfair Street after a dispatch call for a structure fire Wednesday morning.

The call came in around 10:00 a.m.

On scene, Augusta Firefighters discovered a woman suffering with severe burns after her clothing caught on fire while cooking.

There was minimal structural damage to the residence, but the woman was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, according to a spokesperson for the Augusta Fire Department.

There is no word on her condition at this time.  

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