York & North Yorkshire

Petrol burn woman Diane Hill's condition improving

Diane Hill
Image caption Diane Hill suffered serious burns in the incident in her kitchen nearly two weeks ago

A woman left critically ill when petrol ignited as she was pouring it into a jug in North Yorkshire is said to be improving.

Diane Hill, 46, suffered 40% burns in the accident in the kitchen at her home in Moorgate, Acomb, on 29 March.

The fuel was ignited by a cooker which was on at the time, firefighters said.

Ms Hill is being treated at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield where her condition is now described as "seriously ill but stable".

A hospital spokeswoman added that she continued "to make satisfactory progress".

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