Elderly woman burned in north end apartment fire

Elderly woman burned in north end apartment fire

On May 5, at 12:46 p.m., Beaumont Fire-Rescue units responded to a fire alarm at Baten Arms Apartments in the 4300 block of Westridge Lane, Capt. Brad Penisson said in a release.

When firefighters arrived, they found there had been a small fire on the stove top in one apartment. A single sprinkler head had activated and extinguished the fire before firefighters arrived.

The occupant of the apartment, an 84 year old female, was burned when the fire ignited. She received first and second degree burns to her face and one arm. She was able to escape the apartment as the sprinkler system extinguished the fire.

The fire was contained to the stove top and no other residents were injured. Beaumont EMS treated the victim and transported her to Christus St. Elizabeth's Hospital for further treatment.

- Beaumont Fire-Rescue