Homeless woman suffers severe burns in a tent fire

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – A woman suffered serious burns in a fire last night at a homeless camp.

It happened around 10PM near the Riverpark on Middle Street off of Amnicola Highway.

Witnesses say she was burned in a tent at a vacant lot beside the River Walk.

People brought her to a restroom at the Park where firefighters loaded her into an ambulance.

They then went to the tent which was a few hundred feet away and put out the rest of the fire.

The victim suffered burns to 15% of her body, including her back, arms and feet.

She has been sent to a burn unit in Georgia.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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