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UPDATE: Woman released from hospital after Tuesday house fire

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | 5:29 p.m. CDT; updated 6:56 a.m. CDT, Friday, August 1, 2014

*CORRECTION: The house fire occurred Tuesday afternoon. An earlier version of this article included the wrong day of the fire.

COLUMBIA — A Columbia woman, whose house caught fire Tuesday*, was said to be discharged from the hospital as of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, said her husband, David Ewing.

Evelyn Ewing was taken to University Hospital by ambulance for smoke inhalation after her house at 909 Park Ave. caught fire Tuesday afternoon, according to previous Missourian reporting. In a Columbia Fire Department news release, Battalion Chief John Fraizer said that the damage to the house was estimated to be $80,000.

Kathy Richardson, information specialist for MU Health Care, said University Hospital classifies a patient in fair condition when their vital signs are stable and within normal limits, they are conscious and their indicators are favorable, but they may be uncomfortable.

In a American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter news release, communications manager Mike Flanagan said two Red Cross volunteers met with the Ewings Wednesday morning to provide food, clothing and shoes. Red Cross also provided the family with personal hygiene items.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Supervising editor is Mary Ryan.


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