Sgt. Rodney Ball, Anniston fire investigator, said the Anniston Fire Department responded to a blaze approximately 5 a.m. at a mobile home on Lee Lane, located off of Bynum-Leatherwood Road.
Ball called the fire suspicious and said the cause was still under investigation Tuesday afternoon.
Ball said the woman was the only person in the home when the fire started. She suffered second-degree burns on her upper torso and arms, the sergeant said. The woman also suffered several cuts when she escaped through a window, Ball said.
The woman was recovering this afternoon in the UAB Hospital Burn Unit.
Ball estimated 20 percent of the home was burned in the blaze and said firefighters were able to contain the fire and extinguish it quickly. The home was damaged by smoke throughout, he said. Ball said the firefighters and Anniston police had identified a person of interest in the case.
Anniston police Capt. Allen George said officers were searching for a suspect Tuesday afternoon.
Any suspect could face charges of felony first-degree arson, George said, and possibly attempted murder.
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