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Woman pulled from burning Gulfport home

Published Jan. 26, 2012

GULPORT — Several fire rescue crews responded to a Gulfport house fire with at least one female victim Thursday afternoon, according to officials.

The woman's condition was not immediately known, but early reports suggested she had possibly set herself on fire in a suicide attempt. Firefighters were able to pull her from the home and paramedics were treating her about 12:45 p.m.

According to Gulfport Fire Chief Jim Marenkovic, fire rescue crews received a call shortly after noon after the woman called her husband, who lives in Inverness, and told him it was the last time he would talk to her.

The one-story beige home is at 907 Hull St. S, where rescue crews from St. Petersburg Fire Rescue assisted Gulport Fire Rescue in extinguishing the fire. Windows were blacked out and doors were locked when firefighters arrived, according to fire rescue spokesman Lt. Joel Granata.

The woman, who was not identified, was found in the home's back bedroom and it appeared the fire may have started in the living room. There was smoke damage throughout the home.

No additional details were immediately released. Stay with for updates.