York woman suffers petrol burns

A woman suffered 40% burns when petrol ignited as she was transferring it to containers in her kitchen in York

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North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service statement:

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.

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