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Woman in Vickery fire still critical; family asks for help

Emil Whitis • Apr 18, 2012 at 9:16 AM

A White’s Landing woman who was badly burned in flash fire last week was placed in an induced coma on Tuesday.

Relatives said Vindetta Younger, 60, was still listed in critical condition Tuesday at Mercy St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Toledo. 

At about 7 a.m. Friday Younger’s oxygen tank caught fire and the blaze quickly spread to the entire mobile home.

Younger made it out of the trailer with second- and third-degree burns covering 60 percent of her upper body. Her granddaughter, Amanda Younger, had to restrain Vindetta from going back in the home to save her dog, which died in the fire.

When emergency crews showed up they called in a lifeflight helicopter which later flew Vindetta to Toledo.

Firefighters called it a “total loss” and estimated total damages at $40,000.

The Youngers didn’t have insurance.

“They lost everything,” relative Maureen Olds said. “(Vindetta’s husband) Hayes is pretty much a mess.

They gave him a room at the hospital; that’s pretty much all he has.”

Both Youngers are retired.

Olds set up a donation account at Fifth Third Bank under “Vindetta and Hayes Younger” to help cover the family’s medical costs.

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