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Family Grieves Over The Loss of Pittsylvania County Woman In Fatal Fire


Pittsylvania Co., VA - Despite their best efforts, the family of a Pittsylvania County woman were not able to get her out of her burning house in time.

Fire Crews were called to the house on Martin Road Wednesday where family members were already gathered, screaming for help for Annie Jean Logan, the woman trapped inside.

It was too late.

Logan's daughter and son-in-law live right next door. When the fire started they were the first on the scene.

"My mother in law was in there and my first thing was to go in there and try to find her, " said Logan's son-in-law Timothy Jones.

Logan's daughter, who was too grief-stricken to talk on camera, dialed 911 while her husband braved the heavy smoke to search through the house.

"I could hear the fire up in the top of the ceiling just crackling, crackling, but I said I'm not going to give up. I won't even worry about what's up in the ceiling. I've got to find my mother-in-law, " Jones said, but the black smoke filling the home overcame him after several attempts to save her.

When firefighters finally got inside, they found Logan's body near the kitchen, where Jones believes she had been trying to get out of the window. 

As fire crews got the scene under control, Logan's daughter reached out to the rest of the family.

For Logan's sister, her sudden death is almost too much to bear.

"It's hard to believe that she's gone, " said Katherine Stanton.

Now, the family is leaning on each other. They say they know their loved one is with the Lord, but it doesn't make it any easier to deal with her loss.

For the daughter and son-in-law she leaves behind, living next door to the place where Logan died may prove to be too difficult.

"She told me last night, she doesn't think she can stay here no more. It's really eating me up. It really is, " Jones said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but family members believe it started in the fireplace.

Funeral arrangements will be made after an autopsy is completed.


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