Elderly Cullman woman’s home gutted by fire (UPDATE)

Melissa Crabtree/CBS42
Melissa Crabtree/CBS42

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1366843493&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4030888&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1366843493 type=script]CULLMAN, Ala. (WIAT) – Firefighters are still investigating what led to a fire that gutted an elderly woman’s home while she was out of state.

UPDATE: For those of you looking to help Cullman resident, Margaret Goodrich,you can do so through a benefit fund established at Wells Fargo Bank.

To give, visit any branch and ask for the Margaret Goodrich Benefit Fund.

You can also send a check to:


Wells Fargo Bank

300 2nd Ave. SW

Cullman, AL 35055

ATTN: Jenny Clark


ORIGINAL: Firefighters were called to Margaret Goodrich’s home on Loch Drive at seven o’clock last night.

Neighbor’s say Goodrich was tending to a sick relative in New Orleans at the time.

17 firefighters spent more than 14 hours on site.

When they got to the Goodrich home it was engulfed in flames and the roof was about to cave in.

Goodrich who is in  her mid-80’s was scheduled to return home Wednesday night.

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