Marysville News

Woman dies from injuries in Jan. 17 house fire

The Marysville woman who was trapped in her home by a Jan. 17 fire has died.

According to a news release from the city of Marysville, Jennifer Fuller, 38, died Jan. 27 at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Fuller, whose legal name is Jennifer Pummell (she uses her maiden name), called 911 shortly after 1 p.m. Jan. 17 and said she was trapped in the back of her house at 712 W. Fifth St.

Firefighters found her unconscious. She was taken to Memorial Hospital of Union County, then transferred to Ohio State.

"The fire began in the living room of the home, and at this point, all accidental causes have been ruled out. The investigation is continuing with further information being collected," the city's news release stated.

An autopsy was scheduled to be performed by the Franklin County Coroner's Office. As of Friday afternoon, Jan. 31, no additional information was available.

Avila Anderson, Fuller's 20-year-old daughter, told the ThisWeek Marysville News last week that, at the time, her mother was being treated for smoke inhalation, a blood infection and pneumonia and was on a ventilator.

Anderson described her mother as the kind of person who puts others before herself.

"She's always said that her kids are her greatest accomplishments. She would do anything for us or anyone else," Anderson said.

Anderson's 19-year-old brother and 12-year-old sister were not home at the time of the fire. Her brother is staying with their father and Anderson is caring for her sister.

According to the Marysville Division of Fire, the fire destroyed the two-story house. Marysville firefighters received mutual aid from Pleasant Valley, North Union and Allen, Liberty and Union townships. It took about an hour to contain the blaze.

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