Woman dies from injuries sustained in Blackmarsh Road blaze

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RNC investigating cause of Thursday’s fire

The RNC says the 62-year-old woman who was injured in a fire at a home on Blackmarsh Road in St. John’s Thursday morning has died from her injuries.

The woman, who was the lone occupant of the house, was pronounced dead at the hospital in Halifax.

The identity of the deceased is being withheld out of respect for family.

Not suspicious

The RNC is continuing its investigation into the cause of the fire, but it is not believed to be criminal in nature.

About 8:10 a.m. Thursday, RNC officers, along with firefighters from the St. John’s Regional Fire Department and paramedics from Eastern Health, responded to the house fire.

Serious injuries

The house sustained extensive damage, and the woman had been transported to hospital from the scene with serious injuries.

Anyone who may have any information in relation to the fire is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at

1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can be provided anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

telegram@thetelegram.com

Organizations: Regional Fire Department, NL Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Blackmarsh Road, Halifax

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  • Juanita  Coish
    Juanita Coish
    March 08, 2014 - 08:09

    Hospital in Halifax???

    • Denise
      March 08, 2014 - 10:39

      There is a specialized burn unit in Halifax. Clearly, the medical professionals here realized that her injuries were beyond their unit's ability to treat. Condolences to her family and may she rest in peace.