Woman in critical condition after escaping house fire
by Rachael Brown
rgriffin@annistonstar.com
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An Anniston woman's home was badly damaged and she suffered burns as the result of a fire officials have termed suspicious. (Anniston Star photo by Stephen Gross)
An Anniston woman's home was badly damaged and she suffered burns as the result of a fire officials have termed suspicious. (Anniston Star photo by Stephen Gross)
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A 58-year-old Anniston woman was in critical condition this morning at a Birmingham hospital after escaping from a fire at her home early Tuesday morning. Police today were investigating the case as arson and searching for a suspect.

The fire started around 5 a.m. Tuesday at a mobile home on Lee Lane, located off of Bynum-Leatherwood Road.

Anniston police Sgt. Chris Sparks said this morning the woman was in critical condition at the UAB Hospital Burn Unit after she suffered second-degree burns from the blaze. According to the sergeant, the woman’s arms and face were burned, and she suffered multiple cuts when she jumped out a window to escape the flames. Sparks said the woman was in her bedroom when the fire started.

Any suspect could face charges of felony first-degree arson and possibly attempted murder.

Staff Writer Rachael Brown: 256-235-3562. On Twitter @RBrown_Star.

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