A West Frankfort woman was killed last night in a house fire.

Fire fighters were called to 10400 Gass Street in Pershing about 8:45 last night. 59-year-old Gay Vaughn was found by fire fighters inside the structure. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler.

Fire Chief Jody Allen said the house fire was fully involved when fire fighters got there and spread quickly. The home was a total loss.

The fire is being investigated by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.