Homeless woman critical after campsite fire

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by KVUE News

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Posted on December 6, 2013 at 8:27 AM

Updated Friday, Dec 6 at 8:33 AM

AUSTIN -- A homeless woman is in critical condition after her campsite caught fire.

It happened around 2 a.m. in Southeast Austin off Wickersham Lane. According to the Austin Fire Department and Austin-Travis County EMS, a heat source used for warming the inside of a tent caught fire and spread to a surrounding wooded area.

The woman was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge with critical burn injuries.

Fire crews were quickly able to put out the fire and are monitoring for hot spots.

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