Woman suffers 3rd-degree burns in homeless camp fire

Published: Nov. 4, 2018 at 7:39 AM MDT
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A woman told police she suffered third-degree burns in a fire at a homeless camp early Sunday morning.

Pueblo police and firefighters responded to the camp just northeast of I-25 and 13th Street shortly before 1 a.m. on the small fire but the area had been vacated before they arrived. The fire was quickly contained and believed to have been started by a campfire, police said.

Almost an hour later, the woman showed up at a Loaf 'n Jug on Bonforte with severe burns on her feet and lower legs. She said she was burned in the earlier fire.

Police say the woman was not carrying any kind of identification and would not tell anyone who she was. She was taken to Parkview Medical Center, and her condition is unknown.