The body of a woman was found charred inside a house in the Bela Aurora neighborhood, in Cariacica, in Greater Vitória, on Wednesday afternoon (31).
The victim was identified as Elza Santos, 59 years old, and, according to the children, she was bedridden due to a surgery he had performed on the femur four months ago.
In an interview with TV Gazettethe woman’s children said she was smoker and who believe it may have been a cigarette butt the cause of the fire.
Also according to family members, at the time of the fire, Elza was home aloneand when a neighbor saw the flames, he told one of the woman’s children, who was working.
However, when the woman’s son arrived, he tried to put out the firebut the room the woman was in had already been consumed by the flamesrequiring the fire department to be called.
According to a note from the Fire Department, when the corporation was called, the flames were high and concentrated on the second floor of the house.
Second floor of the residence that was taken by fire; a woman died. — Photo: Reproduction / TV Gazeta
The note also said that, upon arriving at the scene, the military were successful in fighting the flames and extinguishing the fire, however, in the presence of a charred bodythe Civil Police was called.
When questioned about the case, the Military Police said that they were there only to provide support for the incident.
The Civil Police was contacted to provide more details about the case, but had not responded until the publication of this report.