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2 women burned in Fort Worth store attack

Published On: May 20 2013 01:20:17 PM CDT   Updated On: May 20 2013 01:37:24 PM CDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -

Two women playing video games at a North Texas convenience store and a worker have been burned after a female suspect set one of those customers on fire.

The Fort Worth Fire Department says the incident happened early Monday. The woman who allegedly threw the flammable liquid fled with another person.

Authorities are trying to determine what prompted the assault.

Fire department spokesman Timothy Hardeman said the suspect entered the store and doused one woman with a flammable liquid. Investigators are trying to determine how the liquid was then ignited.
Hardeman said the woman set on fire was transported to a Dallas hospital with life-threatening burns. The second victim has lesser injuries and she was taken to another hospital. An employee suffered minor burns as he helped the victims.