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Woman set on fire outside Jackson night club

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -  A Jackson woman is fighting for her life at a Georgia burn center after her boyfriend set her on fire outside a local night club.

Jackson Fire Investigator Chief Gregory Travis said crews were called around midnight to the VFW Lounge in the 4600 block of Sunray Drive.  According to Travis, 49-year-old Lewis Wade poured gasoline on the woman and lit her on fire while she was inside a vehicle.

The woman, whose identity is not being released, suffered third degree burns and smoke inhalation.  She was taken to UMC and later transported to a burn center in Georgia.  Wade was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.  Chief Travis said more charges may follow.  Wade is being held at the Hinds County Detention Center.  

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