Home Fire Claims Life Of ‘Magnificent’ Hudson Valley, New York Woman
An elderly Hudson Valley woman passed away days after a fire inside her home.
Around 10:30 a.m. on May 18, the Port Jervis Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire with possible entrapment at a home on Kingston Avenue.
Port Jervis Firefighters Battle Home Fire
Arriving firefighters were met with heavy fire on the first floor of the home. A resident was found inside and quickly removed from the home.
The resident was then taken to a hospital with serious injuries.
Crews spent the next 30 minutes chasing the fire throughout the second floor and attic space.
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The fire was put out around 2:30 p.m., after what's described as an "extensive" battle with the blaze.
"We thank the mutual aid crews that assisted and our thoughts are with the victim and family," the Port Jervis Fire Department wrote on Facebook. "Strong work by all crews on (the) scene!"
The fire department didn't release details about the victim, but posts on social media identified the victim as Georgianna Black.
Port Jervis Dies From Injuries Sustained In Home Fire
Georgianna's daughter confirmed on social media her mom was badly burned and was fighting for her life.
Sadly, Georgianna passed away from her injuries, the Port Jervis Police Department confirmed on Wednesday.
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"My sympathy and prayers to the family and loved ones on the loss of this magnificent woman who always made an impact to everyone that she knew. I thank you Georgie for the friendship for all the years that we work together and all you contributions to the teams that you signed up for at work. I was blessed be able to call you a friend until we meet again may you fly high with the angels that you so deserve," Nancy Hitt Gooding wrote on Facebook.