A south Minneapolis woman died from burn injuries after a couch in her townhome caught on fire three weeks ago. Debra Rae Erickson (54) suffered severe thermal burn injuries and smoke inhalation in the fire, which started in a townhouse in the 100 block of 31st Street West. Fire crews arrived to find the victim standing outside. She was taken to HCMC for treatment of her burns and smoke inhalation, where she later died.

Fire officials say that the flames were confined to a couch in the townhome’s living room.

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