82-year-old woman dies after being found badly burned in backyard of VB home

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — An 82-year-old woman died after she was found badly burned Sunday night outside a home on Kerr Drive.

Firefighters were called to the home in the 2400 block of Kerr Drive at 8:17 p.m. and found Martha Shea lying in the backyard, badly burned but still conscious and alert.

She was flown by Nightingale to the hospital, where she later died.

Virginia Beach fire officials said the circumstances of the fire and the exact cause of Ms. Shea’s death are still under investigation.

Stay with WAVY.com for updates.

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