PHOENIX - Police say a Valley woman is in critical condition after her body caught on fire Monday night.
Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump said it happened in the front yard of a home near 18th Street and Broadway Road.
The 40-year-old woman rolled on the ground to get the fire out.
She was transported to Maricopa Medical Center with burns to more than 70 percent of her body.
Crump said the accelerant appears to be gasoline from a gas can at the scene. But it's unclear if the woman set herself on fire or if it was a criminal act by someone else.
Fire officials said the incident caused damage to the lawn but did not spread to the home.
The woman's name has not been released.
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