SAN DIEGO — A Calexico woman burned in a flash fire at her Calexico home remained in critical condition today in the University of California San Diego Medical Center burn unit.
Luz Moreno suffered second- and third-degree burns over 32 percent of her body Aug. 22 when a flash fire erupted in her newly purchased home.
The fire started when Moreno was using gasoline to remove tile from the kitchen floor. According to fire officials, the gasoline came in contact with a water heater, causing the flash fire.
Moreno's husband and children were outside the house and were not injured. Because the fire was not sustained, it caused little damage to the house.