ALTON, Ill. (AP) - An 82-year-old southern Illinois woman has died of injuries sustained earlier this month during a fire in her home.
The (Alton) Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/1f5lDU9 ) Minnie Hutchinson of Alton died Tuesday at a hospital in the St. Louis suburb of Creve Coeur, Mo.
Authorities say Hutchinson sustained smoke inhalation and burns Aug. 2 during a blaze touched off while she was cooking.
Alton's fire chief, Bernie Sebol, says the woman tried extinguishing the flames but was burned on her upper torso, arms and face.
A neighbor managed to pull Hutchinson from the home.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
Information from: The Telegraph, http://www.thetelegraph.com
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