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Raw video of Bevil Oaks home fire
JEFFERSON COUNTY - A woman has suffered severe burns after locking herself inside her home and setting it on fire, and two deputies received burns pulling her to safety, according to information provided to KFDM News by Deputy Rod Carroll with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.
The woman received burns to at least 60 percent of her body.
Two deputies also received burns and cuts breaking out a window and pulling the woman from her burning RV.
Carroll said the woman's boyfriend called 911 at about noon and said his girlfriend was threatening to hurt herself.
Deputies arrived at the RV in which the woman lived, off Reins Road west of Beaumont in Jefferson County, and tried to contact the woman, but Carroll said she had locked the doors.
According to Carroll, deputies looked through a window and saw the woman set a fire.
They tried to get in through the door but she'd locked it. They finally pushed open the door but were driven back by a wall of flames and superheated air, Carroll told KFDM News.
By then, the RV was engulfed in flames. They were able to break a window and pulled the woman out through the window.
An Acadian Ambulance crew treated the woman at the scene. She was flown by Southeast Texas Air Rescue to UTMB in Galveston with burns to at least 60 percent of her body.
The two deputies were taken to Beaumont Baptist Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation and cuts to their arms and hands. They've been treated and released.
Firefighters on the scene sprayed water on her home and another nearby that received minor damage from flames.
They put out the fire within one hour. It destroyed the RV.