Md. Woman Hurt In Curling Iron Fire

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Prince George’s County fire department spokesman says a Hyattsville woman was severely burned when using a curling iron that ignited her hair. 

Spokesman Mark Brady says the fire happened Friday evening at the Friendship Arms Apartments, a 7-story senior citizen apartment building. 

The woman, who is in her 50s, was using a curling iron when substances in her hair ignited and a fire spread to her clothing and other bathroom materials. A fire sprinkler system turned on and extinguished the fire. 

The woman was taken to a hospital in serious condition. 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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