- Associated Press - Thursday, August 7, 2014

CLAVERACK, N.Y. (AP) - State police say a woman has been badly burned in a utility shed fire in Claverack.

The woman, in her 50s, is in stable condition at Westchester Medical Center’s burn unit. The fire happened around 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

The Times Union of Albany reports (bit.ly/1kMJml7) that firefighters and police were called to a home in Claverack where a shed was engulfed in flames. Passersby found the woman outside the shed.

Fire officials say the woman has suffered third-degree burns over a large part of her body. Troopers have not identified her.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Claverack is about an hour south of Albany.

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Information from: Times Union, http://www.timesunion.com