A Williamsburg woman, who was pulled alive from a burning, smoke-filled house Monday morning by first responders, was laid to rest Friday afternoon.
Millicent “Millie” Dawn Kindrix, 51, died Tuesday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
Funeral services were held Friday at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ryan McCully officiating. Burial followed in Young Cemetery in Corbin.
Kindrix was living at the home of her niece, Holly Prince, on Lloyd Wilson Road, when a fire broke out shortly before 10 a.m. Monday.
Goldbug Volunteer Fire Chief Brandon Woods, who is also Whitley County EMS Assistant Director, and Whitley County EMS Director Kelly Harrison were the first two emergency responders on the scene.
Unable to get far through the front door due to heavy smoke, Woods and Harrison went around to the back of the home where Woods broke out a window in Kindrix’s bedroom.
“As soon as we busted that window we just got smoke all over us,” Harrison said.
Once some of the smoke cleared, Woods said he was able to see the victim, took a deep breath and went inside to pull her out. Kindrix was treated at the scene by Whitley County EMS.
“Everyone of them did an excellent job,” Holly Prince’s husband, Steve Prince, said Monday morning.
“They got here quick. They did everything that they could do. They did a heck of a job. You couldn’t ask for a better job than what they did.”
Whitley County EMS transported Kindrix to Baptist Health Corbin.
A few hours later, Kindrix was flown out by emergency medical helicopter to Lexington where she died Tuesday.
Steve Prince said that Kindrix, who had Down’s Syndrome, had been suffering from some sickness prior to the fire and his wife had already planned to take her to the doctor Monday if she didn’t start feeling better.