Woman who died in Winston-Salem house fire identified

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(Image provided by the Winston-Salem Fire Department)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Authorities have identified the woman who died in an overnight house fire in Winston-Salem earlier this week.

Anita Connelly Moore, 51, died in the fire, according to a Winston-Salem Fire Department press release.

Crews were called to the 4762 Ader Drive near DeWitt Drive shortly before 11:30 p.m. Monday where the victim lived.

Firefighter had the fire out within about 25 minutes, but crews remained on the scene the following morning.

The cause appears to be “improperly discarded smoking materials in bed in a rear bedroom,” according to Jason Councilman with the Winston-Salem Fire Department.

An autopsy is pending for the victim, who owned the property.

Google Map for coordinates 36.170391 by -80.215857.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.