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Sunday, March 4, 2012

LAFD: South L.A. structure fire badly burns woman; rescuers find her in bathtub

 The woman was critically injured and suffered burns to more than 50 percent of her body Thursday during a residential structure fire which was reported at 7:24 p.m. Thursday in a one-story house in the 600 block of West 76th Street in South Los Angeles, California.
 Two police officers also suffered minor burns in the fire, according to a news report from the Los Angeles Times.
 When firefighters arrived, they found a teenage boy had escaped through a window with the help of the officers. The boy told authorities his mother was inside and that she had turned back toward the flames for some reason, Rescuers found the 42-year-old woman moments later in her tub and took her to California Hospital Medical Center. The injured officers were taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
 It took 33 firefighters 16 minutes to extinguish the firesaid Eric Scott, a spokesman with the Los Angeles Fire Department. . The cause was under investigation, Scott said.
California Fire News 2011 
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