Crime Beat: Slow Learner

Woman catches fire while smoking

A 90-year-old Ypsilanti woman remains in critical condition at the University of Michigan Health System after she was injured Thursday when he oxygen system caught on fire while she was smoking.

U-M spokeswoman Carolyn Brink declined to give further information about the patient.

Firefighters were called to the 400 block of west Michigan avenue Thurday around 11:30 p.m. and found the woman and her couch on fire. The woman sustained second and third-degree burns on most of her body, firefighters said. The woman was involved in a similar fire in May but was not hurt. Damage at the apartment was estimated at $1,000.

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1 Response to Crime Beat: Slow Learner

  1. Stella says:

    Ya know I am a dyed in the wool smoker, but I pray I am never that (A) Bullheaded, (B) Dumb (C) Desperate. I find if I’m on morphine I don’t care if I ever smoke again. At her age they should just get her a drip and get her off the things.

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