HARRODSBURG - A woman confined to a wheelchair died Thursday night after a fast-moving blaze swept through the interior of her apartment.
Wanda Coleman, 48, was pronounced dead at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital after being pulled from the burning apartment at 830 North College St. Mercer County Coroner David "Sonny" Ransdell said she died of smoke inhalation.
Assistant Fire Chief Monty Trower said the apartment was occupied by two people. David Pemberto, 34, escaped the blaze uninjured, he said, but Coleman was trapped inside and could not escape.
The female victim was an amputee, and Chief Marshall Hockersmith said firefighters Logan Steele and Michael Griffieth found her unconscious inside the apartment. The two carried her out of the building and began CPR until Mercer EMS transported her to the hospital, where she died.