Media Release
Gulfport Police Department
Chief of Police       Public Information Officer
Robert A. Vincent   Sgt. Robert L. Burkhart
 (727)893-1049       (727) 893-1051

Gulfport, FL - Gulfport Police was called to a welfare check at 907 Hull Street South at approximately 12:30 PM today.  Upon arrival Gulfport Officer Jennifer Crowson noticed smoke coming from the residence.    Gulfport Fire Department personnel made entry to the residence where they found a 54 year old female identified as Jody Lee Hutchins unconscious in the residence.  Fire department personnel removed Hutchins from the residence and she was transported to Palms of Pasadena Hospital with life threatening injuries. A State Fire Marshal investigator responded to the scene.  At this time it is still undetermined how the fire started. The fire is still under investigation.  Hutchins is currently in stable condition at Palms of Pasadena Hospital.