MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — A woman who was killed in a house fire Saturday in Mount Airy has been identified.
Surry County EMS Director John Shelton said 77-year-old Nora B. Penn died in the fire at 268 Maple Drive.
The fire was started by a hot plate, Shelton said.
Penn’s son and two neighborhood kids attempted to get to her, but were unsuccessful.
The home was a total loss, Shelton said.