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Sheriff's Office identifies woman killed in early Christmas morning house fire

Pinetree Street fire
Posted at 8:19 AM, Dec 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-26 11:44:08-05

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office identified the woman killed in an early Christmas morning house fire on 3398 Pinetree Street in Port Charlotte.

They said Jennifer Ann Dirrane was found inside of the home when they arrived. At this time, the State Fire Marshall and Medical Examiner believe the fire was accidental and said there were no signs of suspicious activity.

The Charlotte County Public Safety Office said the call came in just before 3:30 am, but when fire crews arrived a few minutes later, the home was already engulfed in flames.

Crews said they could see flames coming through the roof and the backside of the home. Residents on both sides of the house were evacuated as a precaution because of this.

The State Fire Marshall is still investigating the cause of the fire.