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Woman transported to hospital by air ambulance after clothing catches fire

OPP says her clothing caught fire while attending a backyard fire in Fergus
2020-04-01 OPP stock
File photo supplied by the Ontario Provincial Police

TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON - On May 23, 2020 at approximately 7:30 p.m., Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Centre Wellington Fire Rescue and Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service responded to a report of an injured woman at a residence in Fergus.

It was reported that a 53-year-old female was with a small group of people that were gathered around a backyard fire pit. It was also reported that the woman's clothing caught fire. Witnesses extinguished the fire and provided first aid.

The woman later was transported by air ambulance to a trauma centre.

Police continue to investigate.