Warner Robins apartment complex fire leaves woman dead

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WARNER ROBINS, Georgia(41NBC/WMGT) – A fire at an apartment building in Warner Robins leaves one person dead. Houston County Coroner Danny Galpin says 77-year-old Seena Shumate died from smoke inhalation.

According to the Warner Robins Fire Department, the fire happened just after 2:00 Sunday morning at Coldwater Creek Apartments on South Corder Road.

Firefighters say they were able to get most of the residents out of the building, but after extinguishing the fire they found one person dead inside.

“The loss of life is tragic in any instance and we are saddened to lose a member of our
community,” said Warner Robins Fire Chief Ross Moutlon. “A fire loss always hits our department hard. I am proud of the efforts of our firefighters and want to extend our thoughts and prayers to the family during this time.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.