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Alachua County nurse dies two days after she was injured in house fire

Daisy King. Provided.

An Alachua County woman who was hurt in a house fire on Sunday has died.

The family of 61-year-old Daisy Conyers King say she died Wednesday from her injuries, which included burns to 75 percent of her body and severe smoke inhalation.

Firefighters say the fire happened Sunday at a mobile home at 26921 SW 46th Ave. They say the family made it out of the home but King went back inside. The state Fire Marshal's office says the cause of the fire is under investigation but investigators have not found anything suspicious about the fire.

King's family said she worked at the VA Hospital and before that served as an adjunct professor at Santa Fe College for Nursing for numerous years. She was affectionately known as "The Nurse Angel."

"She was known by her students to be supportive and encouraging while easy to learn from in order to develop the skills they needed to become great nurses," said Marquita Wright, King's daughter-in-law.

The family is having a Celebration of Life on Sunday at Santa Fe College from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. It will be in Building WA, Room 204. You're asked to bring along any photos you may have of Daisy.

Her funeral will be in Miami on Feb. 24th.

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