Woman dies in St. Thomas fire

Update: Thursday, November 17th at 12:45 p.m.:

The son of Donna Monet, the woman was killed in Wednesday's house fire in St. Thomas, has been released from University Hospital's Burn Unit.

Friends of the family said Monet's son, Forrest, was staying at the home to care for his ill mother.

Friends also said Forrest was burnt and injured while he tried to get his mother to safety.

Update: Thursday, November 17th at 10:40 a.m.: The Cole County Fire Department identified the woman who died Wednesday as 52-year-old Donna Monet.Authorities said an unattended cigarette started the fire.Monet's son is recovering at the University Hospital Burn Unit.

Original Story:

A woman died in a fire in St. Thomas on Wednesday.Authorities said the woman, born in 1958, was on the first floor of her home when the fire broke out. Her son was upstairs asleep. The son made it out of the home, but was taken to University Hospital's burn center for wounds and burns.The fire started at the Profits Creek Road home just after noon. Authorities had the blaze out in 15 minutes, but the woman was not able to make it out of the home.The State Fire Marshal is investigating the fire, but crews on scene said it did not appear foul play was involved.