Woman Seriously Burned

A Defuniak Springs woman was critically burned when fire broke out in her home late Wednesday morning.

The fire at Roberts Drive and Scotts Court just off US 331, north of Defuniak, destroyed the ranch style brick home.

WZEP radio says it learned the woman, whose identity hasn't been released, made it out safely and then went back inside the burning home to retrieve some personal belongings.

She suffered second and third degree burns and smoke inhalation. She was flown by Airheart to Sacred Heart hospital in Pensacola in very serious condition.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation. Units from the Liberty, Mossy Head and Defuniak Springs Fire Departments responded to the alarm.