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A former Maryland state delegate has died days after she was rescued from her burning home in Temple Hills.

Christine Miller Jones, 83, was pulled from her home in the 3500 block of Everest Drive in Temple Hills around 10:30 a.m. Thursday after a fire broke out from her first floor bedroom, according to Prince George’s fire officials.

She was given CPR and taken to a hospital in critical condition, but died from injuries late Saturday night, said Mark Brady, chief spokesman for the county fire/EMS department.

The cause of the fire, which was extinguished in about 15 minutes, is still being investigated and the blaze accounted for $150,000 in damages, he said.

Brady also said her exact cause of death has not yet been determined.

Jones represented Prince George’s County in the House of Delegates from 1982-1994 and chaired the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus from 1991 to 1992, according to online Maryland archives.

djgross@gazette.net