Beatrice Woman Critical, After Being Burned in Smoking Accident

BEATRICE- A Beatrice woman is in critical condition after being badly burned in an accident involving smoking.

Beatrice Fire and Rescue crew members were sent to an apartment in the 22-hundred block of Ella Street, yesterday afternoon, where a fire had started…seriously burning the woman.

Beatrice Police Chief Bruce Lang says both Gage County Sheriff’s deputies and police officers were at the scene, at around 1:30 p.m.

The injured woman, whose name and age have not been released, was taken directly to CHI Health, St. Elizabeth’s burn unit, in Lincoln.

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