Woman Severely Burned In Early Morning House Fire

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By: Kara Duffy

Moultrie, GA- A woman severely burned in a recent house fire has passed away.

Officials with the Moultrie Fire Department say 41-year-old Mary Bryant died Friday from injuries she suffered during a fire on Jan. 3.

Bryant was airlifted to a burn center in Augusta to receive treatment for third degree burns.

Firefighters say the blaze could have been started from a cigarette.

Moultrie, GA- A woman was severely burned in an early morning house fire.

According to the Moultrie Fire Department the blaze broke out around 5 a.m. Thursday at a house along 11th Street Southwest.

A 41-year-old woman was airlifted to Joseph A. Still Burn Center in Augusta to receive treatment for third degree burns.

Fire officials believe the fire could have started from a cigarette.

"The house did not have any working smoke alarms in it," said Lt. Justin Cox with the Moultrie Fire Department. "We did find some smoking materials in the area of origin, but we're still investigating those materials to determine if they caused the fire."

Fire officials estimate that the house is a 75% loss.

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