Burn victim dies

June 27, 2017

Emergency services at the scene of an incident at Tatura on Sunday.

A Tatura woman, in her 80s, has died after receiving serious burns to most of her body in a fire on Sunday.

It is believed the woman suffered severe burns to her body after falling into a fire at the back of her home in Ferguson Rd, Tatura.

Emergency service crews arrived quickly at the home after receiving reports of a fire-related incident about 2.30pm.

Family and neighbours watched on anxiously from the street as emergency services worked to prepare a field opposite the house to be a makeshift landing pad for the air ambulance.

During the incident police, Ambulance Victoria paramedics and CFA members worked to control the area.

An Ambulance Victoria spokesman said on Sunday three paramedic units were called to the incident, including MICA, air ambulance and road ambulance.

The woman was flown to The Alfred at 4.10pm in a critical condition.

A spokeswoman from The Alfred confirmed yesterday the woman had died after being admitted to the hospital.

Shepparton police Detective Senior Constable Glenn Parmansche was at the incident and said police would be preparing a brief of evidence for the coroner who would work to determine a cause of death.

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