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August 28, 2017 12:23 pm

Andrew Gant
Office of Public Affairs & Media Relations


An early-morning house fire Monday near Daytona Beach Shores took the life of a 70-year-old woman.

There were no immediate signs of foul play or suspicious circumstances at the home on Gladys Terrace, where firefighters and deputies responded to a 5:08 a.m. 911 call from a neighbor who said he spotted flames inside the house through a window and saw smoke coming out through a vent in the roof.

Responding firefighters found the victim unresponsive. A firefighter pulled her from the house and attempted life-saving measures but pronounced her deceased at 5:23 a.m. The victim’s identity is not being released at this time pending notification of her next of kin. ***Update: Next-of-kin of the deceased, identified as 70-year-old Carol Drawdy of 2828 Gladys Terrace, has been notified of her death.

The scene was turned over to the state fire marshal’s office for official determination of the cause. A cat who survived the fire was recovered from the home.


Volusia County Sheriff's Office

Administrative offices: West Volusia 386-736-5961 Daytona Beach 386-254-4689 New Smyrna Beach 386-423-3352

Non-emergency dispatch numbers: DeLand 386-943-8276 Daytona Beach 386-239-8276 New Smyrna Beach 386-409-8276 Osteen 407-323-0151

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