Published on February 21st, 2016 |1
Update: Buckhead woman, 37, dies after Pharr Manor condo fire
Thorn died from injuries–including severe burns to her body–that she sustained in the fire. Her dog reportedly also died. Thorn was originally misidentified by media, including BuckheadView, as being an elderly woman.
Thorn, who was a human resources professional with Morneau Shepell in Atlanta, was found inside the building suffering from severe burns. Crews went up the stairs and found her unconscious and not breathing, Sgt. Cortez Stafford said on Sunday. Thorn had burns over 40 percent of her body and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
The fire began around 4 a.m. Sunday at the Pharr Manor Condominiums. It quickly spread to the other three units in the building and into the attic, Stafford told 11Alive on Sunday.
A man in the first-floor unit was transported with minor burns to his head, Stafford said. The initial investigation suggests the blaze started as a cooking fire in his kitchen.
Seven other residents were displaced by the fire, according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. One other person suffered minor burns.