Update: Woman burned in fire released from hospital

2014-04-22T14:00:00Z Update: Woman burned in fire released from hospitalArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 22, 2014 2:00 pm  • 

A 64-year-old woman burned in a west side house fire Monday, was released from the hospital.

The woman was taken to University of Arizona Medical Center in serious but stable condition, said Capt. Adam Goldberg, a Northwest Fire District spokesman. The woman, who suffered second- and third-degree burns, was released Monday night and will receive outpatient treatment for her injuries. 

She called 911 shortly before 2 p.m. to report the fire in a workshop at her home in the 3900 block of West Sweetwater Drive, near North Silverbell Road, said Goldberg.  

The masonry block building, which was 20 feet by 40 feet, was well involved in flames when crews arrived. As firefighters approached the front door, a portion of the wall collapsed, said Goldberg.

Fourteen firefighters battled the blaze from outdoors because the structure was unsafe to enter. They brought the fire under control in eight minutes, Goldberg said. Firefighters brought water in a tender truck to fight the blaze. 

The accidental fire occurred after a container of flammable liquids broke, and active pilot lights on a stove ignited a pressure flash fire, said Goldberg. This caused the roof to "blow off" and collapse one wall, he said.

Damages were estimated at $45,000, Goldberg said.

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