Woman dies from injuries sustained in Thursday house fire

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RNC investigation into cause of fire continues

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.

St. John's fire fighters battle a fire on Blackmarsh Road Thursday morning. — File photo

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

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

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

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

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

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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). You can provide information

anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

Organizations: Regional Fire Department, Crime Stoppers, NL Crime Stoppers Website

Geographic location: Halifax

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