Woman Injured Leaping from Roof at Bellingham (WA) Fire

A two-alarm fire sent a Bellingham woman to a Seattle hospital with severe burns to her hands and face Friday morning, reports bellinghamherald.com.

The woman and her boyfriend awoke around 6 a.m. to find their mattress on fire in a second-story bedroom at 3705 Beal St., a dark brown two-story house near the Meridian Street freeway overpass, said Assistant Fire Chief Bill Hewett.

She was on fire, one witness said, as she ran onto a roof that covers the porch and jumped off. She ran into a neighboring yard of tall dewy grass. She was rushed to St. Joseph hospital, then transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Nathan Ayers, a neighbor, heard screams from down the street. Meanwhile the fire spread upstairs, broke through the roof, and flared at least 20 feet high.

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