APACHE JUNCTION, AZ - An Apache Junction woman is in serious condition Sunday after escaping a mobile home fire with 2nd degree burns.
Fire department spokesperson Dave Montgomery said the fire started at the home near Southern Avenue & Tomahawk Road around 11:20 p.m. Saturday night.
Montgomery said the woman living at the home suffered burns to over 25% of her body, including her face and airway.
"We were actually going to have a pretty good Christmas but not now," said the victim's son, Frank Stratton.
The woman's husband, Tyler Brown, who was not inside the home when the fire started, helped his wife escape.
"She was in a lot of pain," said Brown.
Officials said the woman was flown to the Maricopa County Burn Center in serious condition.
"I want her to get out of the hospital, that would be more than Christmas for me," said Stratton.
Crews said the home is a total loss. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time but Stratton believes Christmas lights may be to blame.
"I think the wiring inside the older mobile home wasn't able to hold up," said Stratton.
If you would like to help the victims, contact Stratton at 480-710-4339.
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