A 75 year old Alton woman was injured in a fire late Saturday night at her home. The fire broke out at an apartment inside a residence in the 600 block of Liberty Street after 11pm Saturday. The fire was contained to the bedroom, but the victim suffered serious injuries. She has not been identified.
Alton fire crews arrived on the scene shortly after 11pm to the triplex between 6th and 7th Streets, assisted by Godfrey fire department personnel who were called in when it was determined that someone was trapped inside the building. The woman was found lying on the floor of her kitchen, which is on the first floor of the apartment, and was pulled from the building. The fire in the bedroom was put out quickly and the woman was taken to Alton Memorial Hospital, and later airlifted to a burn unit in St. Louis. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.