Deputies name injured resident in house fire
SEMINOLE — Pinellas deputies have identified the woman who was seriously injured when her home caught fire early Saturday morning.
Shannon J. Mara, 42, was pulled by firefighters from her home at 13475 San Rafael Drive, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. The fire was reported around 5:30 a.m. by neighbors.
Mara sustained life-theatening injuries in the fire and was taken to the Indian Rocks Road campus of Largo Medical Center for treatment.
The fire appears to have started in the master bedroom, according to deputies. Investigators have ruled out arson or anything suspicious.
Firefighting units from Pinellas Suncoast Fire Rescue, Largo Fire Rescue and Seminole Fire Rescue were sent to the scene early Saturday morning.
The sheriff's arson unit and the state fire marshal's office are continuing their investigation. The off-white house with the green roof was still roped off on Saturday afternoon as investigators continued their inquiry. The roof was heavily damaged in the fire, and black soot charred the exterior walls.