Woman dies from burns in house fire

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Augusta, Ga. (WRDW) -- The woman who was rescued from a burning house earlier this month, sustaining third degree burns, has now died.

Karla Harter was pronounced dead at 9:57 a.m. Monday morning at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta.

She was in critical condition for more than a week with 3rd degree burns to 85 percent of her body.

She was in a house off of Crawfordville Drive when it caught fire. After she was rescued by a neighbor, the Richmond County Fire Department found a man, Henry Jefferson III, dead inside.

Harter's body has been sent to Atlanta for an Autopsy.

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