Dispatchers told 76-year-old Loretta Pickard that help was on the way as smoke filled her home in unincorporated north Lakeland, but logs reflect no attempt by county firefighters to enter the home and rescue her before she died, News Channel 8 reports.

Source: News Channel 8

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