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Laurel County woman dies of injuries from burning hay

A 38-year-old Laurel County woman burned in a fire this month near London has died. According to the Fayette County Coroner's office, Quincy J. McQueary died at 11:38 a.m. Friday at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, where she had been receiving treatment for burns for a week.

On Nov. 7, just after 10 p.m., the Knox County sheriff's office and emergency medical services were called to 3261 North Ky. 830 in London, where McQueary was found badly burned.

According to the sheriff's office, McQueary was "lighting hay on fire and had poured several gallons of gas on it, which caused it to flash, catching McQueary on fire."

Deputy Claude Hudson, who responded to the call, said it looked like McQueary had lit a small bale of hay on fire in her front yard, and the fire got out of control when she doused it with gas.

She was airlifted to the UK hospital; she died of multisystem organ failure.

Her death is being treated as an accident, according to the coroner's office. Funeral arrangements were pending Saturday.

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