- Associated Press - Saturday, August 15, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A fast-moving fire severely damaged five row homes in New Jersey’s capital city and left one woman hospitalized in critical condition with severe burns.

Trenton authorities say the blaze broke out late Friday night on Hills Place. It apparently started in the basement of one of the homes and quickly spread, but the cause remains under investigation.

The injured 21-year-old woman suffered burns over 70 to 80 percent of her body. She was flown to a hospital, but further details on her condition were not available Saturday.

The woman was rescued by a man who lived in one of the homes. He was treated for burns to his hands, while two firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion.

Thirteen people overall were displaced by the fire. They were being assisted by the American Red Cross.



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