Elderly woman dies after clothes catch on fire

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. (AP) - An elderly woman from north Florida died after her clothes were ignited by fire from an open flame in her kitchen.

Authorities say 79-year-old Marie C. Weber called 911 Sunday afternoon saying she was on fire.

Firefighters and deputies arrived to find the home on fire and the caller still inside. Firefighters forced the front door open and rescued her.

She suffered serious burns over most of her body and died after being flown to the burn unit at a Gainesville hospital.

The fire was extinguished in the kitchen. The cause was being investigated.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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