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Department releases name of woman killed in Jefferson City fire

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Jefferson City firefighters work at the scene of a house fire on Laurel Drive on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.

CORRECTION: The woman's last name was spelled incorrectly because of a fire department error.


Jefferson City authorities have released the name of the woman who died Sunday night in a house fire.

Carla K. Palmero, 60, died en route to University Hospital after the fire at 1016 Laurel Drive in Jefferson City, the Jefferson City Fire Department said in a news release. The fire broke out shortly after 6 p.m.

Firefighters found Palmero while searching the home, the fire department said.

Cole County EMS director Matt Lindewirth told ABC 17 News on Sunday that a patient was in cardiac arrest when she was pulled from the house. Medical teams were able to get a pulse at Capital Region Medical Center but she went back into cardiac arrest while being transferred to University Hospital. She never regained a pulse, Lindewirth said.

The fire department in its release Monday did not say what caused the fire or whether the investigation continued.

Check back for updates to this developing story.

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Matthew Sanders

Matthew Sanders is the digital content director at ABC 17 News.


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