Woman burned in Fairbanks fire

Posted: Friday, June 19, 2009

FAIRBANKS - An elderly Fairbanks woman was seriously injured in an apartment fire and flown to Seattle for treatment.

The fire broke out at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in a duplex on Ninth Avenue in downtown Fairbanks.

Assistant Fire Chief Ernie Misewicz said neighbors heard yelling and saw smoke coming from the woman's apartment.

They broke in and dragged the woman out as firefighters arrived.

Misewicz said the fire started in the living room.

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