Victim of Christmas Deltona House Fire Identified


DELTONA, Fla. - The victim of a Deltona house fire on Christmas Day has been positively identified according to a statement from the Volusia Sheriff's Office. 81 year-old Carol Billings is confirmed dead in a tragic holiday incident.

Little information is currently available about the nature of the fire. The Deltona Fire Department and Volusia Sheriff's Office responded to a call about a house fire after 9:00 pm on Christmas evening, and later pronounced one victim dead at the scene.

The victim was identified at the time as a woman in her 80's, but has now been confirmed to be Billings. Now that Billings' family has been notified and her identity has been confirmed, the VSO has disclosed that she was the person to have passed away.

Still pending is the cause of the fire, which will presumably be disclosed following an investigation by the fire marshall.