A woman badly burned in a fire in a rear apartment at 191 Orleans Street late this afternoon was being treated in Erie County Medical Center, and the Red Cross was providing temporary housing for eight other persons affected by the late afternoon fire.

The woman, whose identity has not been released, was reportedly found outside the multi-family home when fire crews arrived just after 4 p.m.

The two-alarm fire, which remains under investigation, started in a rear lower apartment in the building. The fire was quickly put out but fire crews reported extensive smoke and water damage to the structure.