Grease fire sends Bellingham woman to hospital with burns

A medium-sized saucepan caught fire as the woman and a man – both in their early 20s – were cooking on a stove around 10:20 a.m. in a second-floor unit of Belleau Woods Apartments, 4020 Northwest Ave ., according to Bellingham firefighters. They tried to move the burning pan outside, but the hot grease sloshed onto her feet and his hand, said Bellingham Assistant Fire Chief Bill Hewett.