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Posted on Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 5:31 p.m.

Ann Arbor woman severely burned in apartment fire

By Kyle Feldscher

A woman was rushed to the University of Michigan Hospital Monday after suffering grease burns during a kitchen fire in Ann Arbor, according to a fire department official.

Ann Arbor Fire Department Battalion Chief Robert Vogel said firefighters responded at about 4 p.m. Monday to an apartment in the 1500 block of Pauline Boulevard for a report of an apartment fire.

Vogel said the woman suffered severe grease burns and a dispatcher from Huron Valley Ambulance confirmed that the woman was transported to the hospital under full emergency lights and sirens.

Three children were also treated at the scene of the fire by first responders, but were expected to avoid a trip to the hospital, Vogel said.

Vogel said the apartment only suffered smoke damage and was not in serious disrepair. He said the cause of the fire was still under investigation.

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Ann English

Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 12:11 a.m.

Am I glad you included a map to show where the apartments are; there are an awful lot of apartments along Pauline Boulevard in that area west to South Maple. Glad to hear that the grease fire didn't spread. I take it that the woman didn't set herself on fire after an argument with the kids, like a young man last week set himself on fire in a basement after an argument with someone close to his own age; his burns were fatal. We don't want copycats influenced by his example.