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Woman Burned In Grease Fire

A woman was burned in a grease fire that broke out in her kitchen this morning.

Greenville Fire-Rescue says the fire broke out around 10:00 a.m. at 201-A Kristen Drive. They says India Crockett was cooking in the kitchen when a pot caught fire. The 25-year-old woman tried to carry out the burning pot through her back door, but the fire caught both her legs on fire. She received second and third degree burns to both legs.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a small grass fire that began when the victim threw down the pot. There was also significant damage to the kitchen.

The woman's one and three year old children, who were home at the time, were not injured. Crockett is at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, and according to firefighters the hospital is still deciding whether the woman will be transferred to the burn center in Chapel Hill for treatment.


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