“While we commend their actions and we are not going to give specific guidance to not do that, make sure you maintain your safety,” a firefighter said. “The number one thing you can do first is to call 9-1-1.”
CBS13 learned the neighbor who attempted the rescue was a close friend of the victim.
“I screamed her name three or four times, ‘Marie, Marie, come out!’ ” he said. “We’re really going to miss you so much, Marie. We really, really love you, Marie.”
Metro Fire said an arson investigator was called out to help determine the cause of the fire. Officials have not yet confirmed the victim’s identity.