UPDATE: Smithville woman dies in Georgia burn center

By Monore Journal

A Smithville woman who was injured during a fire in her home two weeks ago has died.

According to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley,

Joyce Dill, 65, died at the Burn Center in Augusta, GA at around 2 a.m. EST Saturday, September 11.

Dill’s nephew, Derrick Riggan, 32 was also injured in the fire. According to reports, they were in a home on 2nd Street, Smithville in the Brasfield subdivision. Riggan allegedly ran into the burning home to save Dill.

Smithville Fire Chief Scott Morgan said the cause of the fire was unknown and it has been investigated by the state fire marshal’s office and Monroe Sheriff’s Department.