MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A woman who was rescued from a Nowthen, Minn. fire by a total stranger in September has died from her injuries.
The woman, later identified as 64-year-old Diann Evans, died Saturday around 2:15 p.m. from complications from the injuries she suffered in a house fire on Sept. 25.READ MORE: Violence Free Minnesota Finds Help For Domestic Abuse Survivors
Evans had been rescued from the fire from a man who was on his way to work, when he saw smoke. Mike Coolidge called 911 and then drove to the house on fire.READ MORE: Saint Paul Regional Water Services Is Well-Equipped To Handle Heat And Drought
No one answered when he banged on the door. Through a window, Coolidge saw feet and realized the woman who lived there had collapsed by a backdoor. What happened next for Coolidge is still a haze. Scratches on his hands and broken glass by the door lead firefighters to believe he broke a window.
Coolidge carried the woman out of the house before firefighters arrived on scene.MORE NEWS: What Health Information Can Employers Require From Their Workers?
The Ramsey Fire Department and Hennepin County Medical Examiner will continue to investigate the fire — and the woman’s death.