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Elderly woman critically hurt in St. Lucie County house fire

Posted: 8:39 AM, Sep 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-12 13:39:34-04

An elderly woman was critically injured Wednesday morning in a St. Lucie County house fire. 

The local fire district said crews responded to a fire in the 5300 block of Oleander Blvd. at about 7 a.m.

The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. She was then flown to a burn unit by St. Lucie County Air Rescue, according to the St Lucie County Fire District. A spokesperson said she has second and third-degree burns. 

The fire began in the bedroom and caused at least $25,000 damage, the spokesperson said. The fire district said the fire has been ruled accidental.