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Woman badly burned in apartment fire

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VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

Authorities say an elderly woman was on fire when she was rescued from her home overnight.  She was rushed to Emanuel Hospital where she is being treated for her injuries.

At 1:23 a.m., firefighters responded to a report of an apartment fire at 2904 East 16th Street in Vancouver.

A fire spokesman says when they arrived there was heavy smoke coming from a ground unit near the center of the complex.

The burn victim was outside with police units by the time they got there. She was severely burned, and was suffering from respiratory injuries.

Fire crews attacked the fire just as it was flaring up in the apartment and quickly put it out.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Nine other residents of the complex were able to get out without injuries, but all of them were displaced.

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