A woman from York who was badly burned after petrol ignited as she transferred it between containers in her kitchen remains critically ill in hospital. Diane Hill, was in the kitchen near a gas cooker when she was engulfed by flames - leaving her with 40 per cent burns.
A woman accidentally set herself on fire after pouring petrol from one container to another in her home in York. She was in the kitchen near a gas cooker when it happened leaving her with 40 per cent burns. Neighbours have been speaking about the accident.
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service attended a domestic property fire in York yesterday involving a female occupier who was in her kitchen and whilst de-canting petrol from one container to another the petrol ignited and set fire to her clothing.
The casualty was treated by ambulance personnel and was taken to Pinderfields Hospital with 40% burns to her whole body.
2 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish a small fire in the kitchen and removed the remaining petrol.
A fire service spokesman today warned people about storing petrol in their homes.
A woman suffered 40% burns when petrol ignited as she was transferring it to containers in her kitchen in York. It's thought she's been to Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield.