Fire victim dies today |

Fire victim dies today

Deborah Miller, the 52-year-old Grass Valley woman badly burned in a house fire on the 11000 block of Lovas Court, died Friday in her hospital room at UC Davis Medical Center.

Members of Miller’s family were with her when she died of complications from third-degree burns to over half of her body, said a hospital representative Friday.

Miller has been in critical condition since Tuesday morning. She was airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center after her home burned down.

“The family has lost everything,” said Clint Timmons, Miller’s nephew-in-law. The family is staying with Timmons at his Grass Valley home.

Fire officials say Miller was hooked up to an oxygen pump and smoking a cigarette when the fire ignited.

Approximately eight oxygen tanks stored in the house exploded during the fire, and the house was a total loss.

Miller’s husband Tom Miller, son Wes Miller and sister Dawn Minchinton received minor burns trying to help Miller, said fire officials and Timmons.

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