CALEXICO — A woman suffered second- and third-degree burns over 40 percent of her body here Wednesday when the gasoline she was using to remove tile from a floor ignited in a flash fire.
Luz Moreno was being treated today in the University of California San Diego Medical Center, where she was taken following the 9:10 p.m. fire in a house in the 800 block of Dool Avenue.
Hospital officials did not have information on her condition this morning, stating only that she was undergoing "procedures."
According to Calexico fire Capt. Art Navarro, Moreno was using gasoline to help remove tiles in a house she recently purchased with her husband.
Moreno, whose age was not available, and her husband were working on the house Wednesday as they were getting ready to move into it with their children, Navarro reported.