Woman seriously injured in apartment fire in Mansfield

MANSFIELD, MA (WHDH) - A woman was seriously injured in an apartment fire in Mansfield on Wednesday afternoon.

The fire started at the apartment building on East Street at around 4 p.m. Firefighters believe the fire sparked where the woman was stuck inside an apartment.

The fire was quickly extinguished and the woman was airlifted to a Rhode Island hospital with serious injuries. The woman’s daughter, Jennifer Foley, said her mother was severely burned.

“I just had a feeling it was my mom and this cop stopped me in the middle of the street and told me that she’s at Rhode Island Hospital, that they airlifted her,” said Foley.

Firefighters said 11 people were displaced and the Red Cross is on the scene, assisting them.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Mansfield Police Department is asking anyone with information to come forward.

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