Release Number: 11-258
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
Arson & Auto Theft Unit
Support Services Bureau
Crime Scene Investigation Unit
Pinellas Suncoast Fire Rescue
State Fire Marshals Office
Shannon J. Mera (Injured)
Address: 13475 San Rafael Drive, Seminole
What: Detectives assigned to the Arson/Auto Theft Unit are investigating a fire at a Seminole residence that left one woman seriously injured.
Where: The fire occurred at a private residence located at 13475 San Rafael Drive in Seminole.
When: The fire occurred at about 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2011.
***Update at 11:30 a.m. on November 7, 2011***
Detectives have advised that the woman injured in the early Saturday morning fire in Seminole has died. Shannon J. Mera died at the hospital on Sunday, November 6, 2011.
***End of Update***
Detectives assigned to the Arson/Auto Theft Unit are investigating a fire at a Seminole residence that left one woman seriously injured.
Neighbors reported the fire.
The injured woman is identified as 42-year-old Shannon J. Mara. According to investigators, Mara was pulled out of the home by firefighters. She was subsequently transported to Largo Medical, Indian Rocks for treatment of life-threatening injuries sustained in the fire.
Preliminary information indicates that the fire began in the master bedroom of the home.
The fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature.
The investigation continues.