Caroline Banks Collins, 62, Nicholson, was killed in a house fire Saturday in Nicholson.
The Nicholson, Commerce, Jackson County Correctional Institute and South Jackson fire departments were called to 55 Jennings Lane, Nicholson, at 6:15 p.m. Saturday on a reported structure fire with entrapment. Upon arrival of the first due units, they found a doublewide mobile home fully involved with fire.
Bystanders and family on the scene told firefighters that a female was inside. The Nicholson Fire Department attempted to rescue the woman but was unable to enter the residence due to the amount of fire. The fire was extinguished and the victim was found in a rear bedroom.
The cause of the fire and fire death is under investigation by the Georgia State Fire Marshalls Office, Jackson County Sheriffs Office, and the Jackson County Coroners Office.