PETERSBURG - The woman rescued on September 30 from a house fire in Petersburg has died at a local hospital.
The man who Petersburg firefighters also pulled from the blaze in the 2500 block of Merryoaks Avenue died at the hospital on October 1. Petersburg Fire investigators determined that the house fire was accidental and caused by an electrical short in an extension cord.
The blaze was brought under control within 30 minutes. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Structure damage is estimated at over $45,000.
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