A 62-year-old Guilford woman who was taken to the hospital in "very serious condition" after her home caught fire on Wednesday night has died, according to the Guilford Fire Department.
Police have identified the woman as Joan Andrews, of 2053 Long Hill Road in Guilford.
Firefighters were dispatched to the house at 7:38 p.m.
When crews arrived, a man said he tried to put out the fire on the first floor, but had to leave the house when he was overcome by smoke, and thought his wife was still inside, police said.
Firefighters found Anderson, unconscious, on the first floor and transported her to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she was pronounced dead soon after, police said.
Investigators have taped off the property and are still working to determine the cause.
The cause of the fire in under investigation.
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