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Elderly woman injured in blaze

May 28, 2008 5:19:14 AM PDT
A fire in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood critically injured an elderly woman Wednesday morning. A firefighter found the 76-year-old woman unconscious in a first-floor bedroom of the home near 84th and Winchester and carried her out to waiting paramedics. She is now hospitalized in critical condition from smoke inhalation.

The fire apparently started in the basement before spreading to the kitchen. Investigators believe it started accidentally.

The woman's caretaker made it out safely.


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