Burn victim airlifted following car fire
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A 45-year-old woman suffered burns after an mechanical malfunction caused her vehicle to burst into flames.
Capt. Adam Goldberg with Northwest Fire District tells KGUN9 that just after 5:40 this morning, crews were dispatched to westbound Interstate 10 just past the Marana exit for reports of a vehicle fire with a possible burn victim.
Crews arrived and found an SUV well involved with fire and woman with serious burns.
Traffic on westbound I-10 was stopped as the helicopter landed to take the patient to the Maricopa County Hospital's Burn Center in Phoenix
The road was closed for approximately 45 minutes, said Goldberg.
A small brush fire also started as a result of the initial car fire and was quickly extinguished.
The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.