SAN DIEGO — A Calexico woman was in critical condition this morning more than a day after she was burned in a flash fire that ignited when she was using gasoline to remove tiles from a floor.
Luz Moreno was being treated in University of California San Diego Medical Center burn unit today, where she was taken following the fire Wednesday in her newly purchased home in the 800 block of Dool Avenue.
Hospital officials declined to release much detail on the extent of her burns. A spokeswoman said only that Moreno was in critical condition and she likely would be critical for "awhile."
According to the Calexico Fire Department, Moreno, whose age was not available, suffered mostly second-degree burns and some third-degree burns over 32 percent of her body, including her face.