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An Alpharetta woman in Windward Community succumbed from her injuries that she sustained in a house fire in her home on Lake Windward in the early morning of June 28th.

The fire started in her home on Clipper Bay Drive in the Windward Community. The fire was well underway when the police and fire crews arrived.

George Gordon, spokesman for the Alpharetta Fire Department related, “the entire residence was involved with fire and heavy smoke with very limited visibility.” Officials said that police officers arrived first on the scene. The police as well as the firefighters broke into the home and started searching for the homeowner who was later identified as Yvonne Crisp, 52. Ms. Crisp was on the phone with 911 operators until she lost consciousness.

When the first responders finally found the woman in an upstairs room they pulled her from the house just as the home’s roof began to collapse.

Police began CPR as she was loaded into an ambulance and taken to North Fulton Hospital in serious condition. She was later transported to a specialized burn unit in Augusta, GA. She later died of her injuries.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

Fire department officials strongly urge homeowners and renters to have a fire evacuation strategy for their family. It is also recommended to have a monitored fire and smoke detection unit installed in their residence as well.

Monitored smoke detectors from a security company have more sophisticated technology than a regular non-monitored, battery powered smoke detector. However the most important difference is that a quality monitored smoke detector will notify the local fire department within seconds of detecting smoke.

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