Woman Catches Fire From Spilled Gas, Cigarette

6 years 6 months 1 week ago Tuesday, September 11 2012 Sep 11, 2012 Tuesday, September 11, 2012 6:36:55 AM CDT September 11, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A woman is in critical condition in St. Louis catching fire following an argument over a gasoline can.

KMOV-TV reports that the incident happened Monday night. Police say the woman and the man she lives with had been drinking all day when they got into an argument over a gas can while the man was mowing the lawn, and gas from the can splashed her.

Several minutes later, the woman lit a cigarette, which ignited the gasoline still on her. The woman became engulfed in flames.

Authorities have not identified the woman but say she has second- and third-degree burns on her face and chest.

 

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