Albany woman dead of apparent fire-related injuries

Albany, Ga.: Albany Fire officials are working with the Dougherty County Coroner's Office to determine how a woman who had apparently been seriously injured in a house fire died days later at home.

Albany Fire Chief James Carswell said the woman, who has not yet been publicly identified, died as a result of her injuries from a fire last week.

While fire officials are out speaking with coroner's officials and the woman's family, Carswell said Coroner Emma Quimbley has told him that the woman was injured when she caught fire after being too close to her space heater, was taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and was then transferred to the burn center in Augusta.

But two days after apparently being released by Augusta, Carswell said the woman died.

More details as they become available.