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Elderly Woman Dies From Burns After Escaping Burning Richmond Home

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RICHMOND (BCN) – An elderly woman died Saturday morning after suffering extensive burns while escaping from her burning home, a Richmond fire official said.

The coroner’s office has identified the woman as 82-year-old Jane Theresa Farr.

The fire broke out at Farr’s house at 444 McLaughlin St. just before 11 a.m., Richmond fire spokesman Rico Rincon said.

Neighbors saw Farr in front of the house and moved her away from the fire.

Farr suffered second- and third-degree burns over a large portion of her body, Rincon said, and she died at the scene.

It took firefighters 30 minutes to put the fire out, Rincon said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Rincon said.

The exact cause of Farr’s death is unknown until the results of a Monday morning autopsy are reported, according to the coroner’s office.

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