News State Victoria News Woman critical after petrol incident in Melbourne

Woman critical after petrol incident in Melbourne

Police have arrested a 22-year-old man who is known to the couple. Photo: Getty
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A young woman is clinging to life after suffering burns to most of her body at a home in Melbourne’s southeast.

Neighbours said they heard screams and spotted a flaming jerry can at the Cranbourne home on Saturday night before the 22-year-old woman was taken to the Alfred Hospital in a critical condition.

A 29-year-old man was being questioned by police about the incident but no charges had so far been laid.

The woman’s neighbour, Daniel McCreedy, said he heard screams and smelled smoked and petrol.

“After I came out, I noticed there was a jerry can at the back that was on fire,” Mr McCreedy told the Seven Network.

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