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Woman injured in St. Petersburg house fire dies in hospital

Police reported Sunday that Janet Nelson, 75, had died. Her husband Charles also died when the couple's home on 14th Avenue N burned.

ST. PETERSBURG — A woman injured in a house fire that claimed the life of her husband Friday has also died, police said.

Janet Nelson, 75, died in a local hospital, St. Petersburg police reported Sunday night.

Nelson had been hospitalized since fire broke out about 9:30 p.m. Friday at her home at 5495 14th Ave N. St. Petersburg Fire Rescue pulled Nelson and her husband Charles from the burning home.

Charles Nelson, 67, died at the scene. Janet Nelson was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation, police said. It was originally called in as a possible arson fire, police said Saturday.