Woman suffers burns in house fire

Published 3:35 pm Tuesday, March 28, 2017

By Eric Williams

The Orange Leader

On Sunday March 26th shortly after 5:30pm, Orange Fire Department was notified of a structure fire and burn victim. The fire was located at 2419 McKee Dr. , when the first unit arrived on scene the found heavy black smoke coming from the rear of the resident.

The home owner states she was cleaning with some type of chemical and it caught fire.  The women received several burns on her lower body and leg areas. She was transported by Acadian Ambulance Personnel to a nearby awaiting helicopter. The victim was initially going to a Galveston Burn Center, but due to the weather the air rescue unit had to divert back to St. Elizabeth Hospital. The home received fire, water and, serious smoke damage. The city Of Orange Fire Marshall was called to the scene and is investigating the cause of the fire. A dog was also rescued by fire fighters from the back yard of the home.