A Gloucester County woman died early this morning, shortly after she was discovered by firefighters who responded to a blaze in her Washington Township home.
Darlene J. Starrett, 56, was pronounced dead at Kennedy Memorial Hospital, according to a spokesman for the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office. She was found inside her single-family residence on the unit block of Golfview Drive by firefighters responding to a 12:30 a.m. call. The house was fully engulfed in flames.
Officials at the scene said that Starrett was apparently alive when she was carried down a ladder by rescuers.
Starrett's son, with whom she shared the house, was at work at the time, the Prosecutor's Office spokesman said.