Woman pulled from house fire in south Fort Worth dies

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FORT WORTH _ A 75-year-old woman has died after being pulled unconscious from a house fire in south Fort Worth early Wednesday, the Tarrant County medical examiner's office reported.

The victim was identified as Maritta Brown, who was pronounced dead in the emergency room at John Peter Smith Hospital. She died shortly after 3:30 a.m..

A ruling on her death is pending an autopsy.

Fort Worth firefighters and Medstar personnel worked at the scene to revive the woman, who was rescued from the living room of the home in the 700 block of East Robert Street, a Fire Department spokesman said.

Firefighters responded to the blaze shortly before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, finding heavy smoke and fire coming from the back of the residence, said Fire Capt. Tom Crow.

As firefighters entered the front of the house, Brown was found on a couch, Crow said. She was found with second-degree burns, he said.

There were no other human victims, Battalion Chief Gary Lee said, but a family dog was killed.

The fire, believed to be accidental, was under investigation, fire officials said.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

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