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Brainerd woman dies a day after her clothes start on fire

Brainerd Dispatch file photo.

A 78-year-old Brainerd woman died Saturday, Jan. 5, at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis after suffering complications of thermal injuries in a burning incident a day earlier, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office reported.

The examiner's office identified the woman as Janet Arlene Fraune.

The incident on the 13000 block of Highway 210 in Brainerd was reported Friday, Jan. 4, to the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office stated Fraune was burning paper and garbage on a stove in the garage, when her clothes caught on fire. Family members heard screaming in the garage and found her on fire. They extinguished the fire with water.

The sheriff's office was called to the scene and Fraune was transported by air care to the Minneapolis hospital. The sheriff's office and the Minnesota State Fire Marshal's office are investigating the case.