Elderly Woman Dies From Injuries Suffered In Kitchen Fire

POSTED: 8:51 AM Feb 14 2013   UPDATED: 9:43 AM Feb 14 2013
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RED BLUFF, Calif. -

An elderly woman from Red Bluff died from injuries suffered in a kitchen fire.

Red Bluff Fire Department said Louise Gerrodette, 77, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

The fire was reported at 1:08 p.m. Wednesday at Villa Columba Apartments at 460 Main Street in Red Bluff.

Firefighters said a small kitchen fire started in Gerrodette's apartment.  The fire was knocked down by maintenance personnel.  Gerrodette suffered serious burn injuries.

Firefighters determined the fire started when Gerrodette's clothing came into contact with an hot electric stovetop burner.