Woman set on fire in Springfield, police looking for suspect

Police responded to the 300 block of Fair Street shortly after 11 a.m.

SPRINGFIELD — A woman was set on fire in Springfield Friday morning, and police are looking for the person responsible.

Police responded to the 300 block of Fair Street shortly after 11 a.m.

A 911 caller said he was across the street, looked over and saw the woman on fire. People used a blanket to put out the flames.

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The woman was taken to a hospital.

The 911 caller said the woman’s face, arms, hands and back had been burnt.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.