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Woman sets herself on fire outside Miami Gardens Walmart, authorities say

Victim airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – A woman suffered self-inflicted burns Monday morning outside a Walmart in Miami Gardens, authorities said.

Miami Gardens spokeswoman Karen Clarke said authorities responded to the Walmart at 19501 NW 27th Ave. shortly after 8 a.m. after someone called 911 to say that a woman had set herself on fire in the parking lot. 

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Clarke said the caller witnessed the woman pouring a liquid over her head and upper torso and then setting herself on fire. 

The fire extinguished after the woman fell to the ground, Clarke said. 

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said the woman was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition.

Her identity has not been released. 


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