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Badly burned woman transported to hospital after attempted suicide

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Officials in Miami-Dade County are reporting that a woman allegedly set herself on fire in an effort to end her life.

The incident occurred around 8:00 p.m. on Monday in the area of Northeast Miami Court and 211th Street in Miami Gardens.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews say they responded to the scene after witnesses reported a woman was on fire.

The woman was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital with severe burns.

Investigators say they learned that the woman was attempting to end her life.

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).