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Florida woman burned when car 'intentionally' set on fire

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Posted at 7:46 AM, Aug 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-28 07:46:13-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- City officials say a woman's car was "intentionally" set on fire and now she's in critical condition at a Florida hospital.

The Orlando Sentinel reports DeLand officials say the 39-year-old was found Sunday evening by firefighters responding to a call about a vehicle on fire in a residential neighborhood.

City of DeLand spokesman Chris Graham says the woman was airlifted to a local hospital for burn treatment. He says, "We believe the fire was started on purpose," and that police were searching for a suspect.

Graham says the woman's car was engulfed in flames that also damaged the exterior of a nearby home before firefighters extinguished it.

No further details were immediately released about the incident.