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Posted at 4:26 PM ET, 03/ 5/2011

Md. woman hurt in curling iron fire

By The Associated Press

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.

By The Associated Press  | March 5, 2011; 4:26 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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My God, that had to be a hot curling iron to cause the hair products to start a fire.

Posted by: bobby20 | March 5, 2011 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Lakisha wanted dat "special" look fer her mahn. Now she ain't got nuffin'. She should have tried an iron instead!! LOLROF

Posted by: rpcv84 | March 5, 2011 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Lakisha wanted dat "special" look fer her mahn. Now she ain't got nuffin'. She should have tried an iron instead!! LOLROF

Posted by: rpcv84
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A 50 yr old woman in a senior center: sounds like Bobby Sue, was going for Texas big hair with 2 bottles of hair spray with her date with Billy Bob from the trailor park.

Posted by: bobby20 | March 5, 2011 6:19 PM | Report abuse

You sickos who are mocking a severely burned woman are disgusting.

Posted by: solsticebelle | March 6, 2011 1:17 AM | Report abuse

Dat bes one hot babe!

Posted by: priveye | March 6, 2011 6:14 AM | Report abuse

I think the Washington Post was inviting insensitive and ignorant comments by simply allowing comments to be posted about this brief article. It is not even necessary.

Posted by: alphadog2 | March 6, 2011 10:32 AM | Report abuse

I think the Washington Post was inviting insensitive and ignorant comments by simply allowing comments to be posted about this brief article. It is not even necessary.

Posted by: alphadog2 | March 6, 2011 10:32 AM | Report abuse

This is not funny folks! My mother is a senior citizen who has used a hot curling iron for years. There are certain chemicals in her hair as well. Had this happened to her, I would be upset and not making jokes about it! White and black women typically have chemicals in their hair and use curling irons. Just saying, if it happened to this poor woman, it could happen to your mother or someone you love.

Posted by: gladiatorgal | March 6, 2011 10:56 AM | Report abuse

I hope the lady will be okay! This is a reminder to use extreme caution with hair products and curling irons. Most hair products are flamable (just read the ingredients). Look how fast Michael Jackson's hair caught on fire from pyrotechnics. Severe burns, scarring and hair loss is nothing to joke about.

Sending get well soon wishes!

Posted by: Ross65 | March 6, 2011 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, those that laugh and are making fun of this womans incident...better pray this doesn't get logged as payback to either you or one of your loved ones.

Karma isn't so forgiving, and it can happen many years/decades from now when you least expect it.

Now laugh & joke about that when the shoe you're wearing now is on somebody else's foot.

Posted by: dabmeister | March 6, 2011 5:27 PM | Report abuse

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