UPDATE: Woman rescued from Sir Galahad house fire dies

By: Sheli Muniz Email
By: Sheli Muniz Email

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

EVANS, Ga. -- News 12 has learned a woman who was rescued from a fire in Evans has died.

Agatha Murphy, 79, had been at the JMS Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in critical condition since Thursday's fire.

Murphy was saved from a burning home on Sir Galahad Drive but had been unresponsive. The coroner told News 12 Murphy died Friday around 11 p.m.

Murphy is the homeowner's mother-in-law.

State fire marshals are being called in to investigate, which is routine since a firefighter's home is involved.

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012

EVANS, Ga. -- Sir Galahad Drive in Evans was closed Thursday afternoon as crews worked to fight a blaze.

The public information officer on the scene says a woman was rescued from the home and was taken to Doctors Hospital.

State fire marshals will be called in to investigate since the homeowner is a firefighter.

Columbia County EMA Director Pam Tucker says there is an increased risk of uncontrolled fires in the area until Friday. Tucker says forestry officials say fuel moisture levels are in low, partly due to a lack of rainfall over the past few weeks. Burn permits are not being issued at this time.

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