Hay not wheelchair bound in house fire

Paula Bryant, sister of Phala Partin Hay who died inside her home during a fire on May 7, said her sister was not wheel-chair bound as reported in the May 13 edition of the Tri-City Ledger.

“She was not wheel-chair bound,” Bryant said. “She had a wheelchair and used it sometimes, but she could walk.”

Fire departments from McCall, Friendship, Brewton and Pineview responded to the 9:53 p.m. call at Hay's residence at 266 Jernigan Road and found the home fully involved. Hay's body was found inside the home.

The cause of the fire was determined to be an electrical fire that apparently started on t...