Palestine fire victim dies

Published on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 09:46 - Written by

(MCT) -- A 73-year-old Palestine woman injured in a house fire has died at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Patsy King Green was taken by helicopter to the Dallas hospital after Palestine Fire Department responded to the fire at 9:41 p.m. Friday at 2 Rambling Road in Palestine.

"She died from complications from the burn injuries she suffered in the fire," Fire Chief Alan Wilcher said.

When firefighters arrived, the house was fully involved, PFD Battalion Chief Earnest Crawford said.

"We had two engines attacking the fire and another on patient care for the lady until the ambulance got there to take care of that," Crawford said. "We had the fire under control in about 15 minutes."

Crawford said the woman was on the ground in front of the home when the fire department arrived.

"The next-door neighbors that called 911 were trying to assist her as much as they could," he said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.