Woman killed in Winter Haven house fire, 7 kids and mother escape burning home

Polk County

A woman was killed early Wednesday morning when a fire broke out in the bedroom she was staying at inside a Winter Haven family’s home.

Seven children were among the eight people who escaped from the burning home. 

911 dispatchers received a call about a house on fire just after midnight. Firefighters responded to the home at 3346 Timberline Rd.

Nine people were inside the home when the fire broke out. A mother and seven young children made it out of the home.

A 53-year-old woman was in a bedroom where the fire started. She was a friend of the mother and was staying at the home.

Investigators are trying to figure out what started the fire.

No other details have been released.

Stay with WFLA.com for updates about this story.
 

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