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1 woman severely burned in Elyria house fire, another is also injured

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ELYRIA, OH (WOIO) -

A 24-year-old woman was badly burned in a house fire in Elyria.

Elyria Firefighters were called to a home in the 100 block Bath St. for what many are describing as a home explosion.

Reports of the incident started coming into the newsroom around 11:25 a.m. on Saturday, May 10.

A neighbor told our Laura DeMaria that he helped the woman out of the house.  Apparently she was severely burned with a great deal of her hair singed.

The woman managed to tell witnesses that she lit a cigarette inside the home before everything blew up.

She was Life Flighted to MetroHealth Medical Center after being transported to a local hospital.

Another woman inside the home, on the second floor, was also injured but not as badly.

Witnesses say that she too was taken to a local hospital.  

The condition of both women is unknown.

Columbia Gas trucks are also on scene.

Authorities are investigating exactly what caused the fiery incident.

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