Pregnant woman burned by gasoline, airlifted to hospital

Pregnant woman burned by gasoline, airlifted to hospital

CASH, AR (KAIT) - A pregnant woman was hospitalized Sunday afternoon for burns on a large portion of her body.

According to Cash Police Chief Paul Slagley, it happened around 2:15 p.m.

The woman, who is from Swifton, was airlifted from a Jordan's gas station in Cash to a nearby hospital.

Chief Slagley said the woman was burning a brush pile at her home when she got burned from by gasoline.

Her husband was headed toward the hospital and met that medical helicopter in Cash.

Bethany Goza, a first responder with the Cash Fire Department, described what she saw at the scene.

"I went in and she had anywhere from 2nd to 3rd degree burns on the left side of her face and the right side of her body, the majority from her head to her feet," Goza said. "Whenever we got in there, we tried to get vitals. She was at a place where she could not be still at all."

Chief Slagley said he believes she was burned on about 45% of her body.

The identity of the woman and her current condition is still unknown.

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