Fire Victim Dies in Hospital

By: Chase Moffit Email
By: Chase Moffit Email

The woman rescued from her burning home near 95th and Burdette has died. She is identified as 85-year-old Virginia Muelleman.

On Monday, firefighters arrived on the scene of a first-floor fire. It quickly turned into a rescue.

Virginia’s eldest child Peter told us, “Apparently she left a burner on the stove and it got out of hand."

Virginia was upstairs calling from a bedroom window for help. Her neighbor, Marie, called 911.

Marie said, “I was wondering how we could get her out but there was so much smoke coming out of there, we couldn't get in, the doors were locked."

Eventually rescuers pulled Virginia from the home covered in soot. She died in the hospital on Thursday.

Peter said his mother was from Iowa and moved to Omaha at 17 for a job with Union Pacific, then met her husband Joseph. In the end she was a wife, mother and woman remembered for her faith and love for family.

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