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84-year-old woman who fell in fire dies in hospital Sunday afternoon

8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Sunday, August 27 2023 Aug 27, 2023 August 27, 2023 7:59 PM August 27, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

ST. TAMMANY PARISH - A woman who was caught in a brush fire and rescued by firefighters died in a hospital on Sunday. 

According to the State Fire Marshal's Office, an 84-year-old woman was burning trash outside her home on Sunday when she fell into the fire. Around 1 p.m., a deputy spotted the fire while driving along LA-25 and pulled over to investigate. 

The woman was taken to a hospital in critical condition, where she later died. An autopsy is being done to determine the cause of death. 

The fire did spread to a neighbor's property but fire crews were able to contain and extinguish the flames. 

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