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Longtime state attorney’s office employee dies in house fire

Lindy Bell, a more than 30-year employee of the state attorney’s office, died Tuesday after a fire broke out at her home in North Miami.
Lindy Bell, a more than 30-year employee of the state attorney’s office, died Tuesday after a fire broke out at her home in North Miami.

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. – A family is mourning the loss of Lindy Bell, described as kind-hearted and dedicated.

The 53-year-old mom, who had worked for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office for more than three decades, died on Tuesday after a fire broke out at her home in North Miami.

She lived there with her only son and her 95-year-old mother

According to family, it was that son, Brandon, who was able to get his grandmother outside to safety during the blaze.

He then went back in — through fire and thick smoke — to try to save his mother.

“Lindy served her community as a parent and as a child support employee,” State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a statement. “She loved her family deeply — and her community — but was particularly dedicated to serving the children and families of Miami-Dade County during her decades of public service.”

The cause of the fire might have been electrical but remains under investigation.


About the Author:

Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.