22-year-old woman badly burned on birthday in New Jersey fire

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Saturday, August 15, 2015
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TRENTON, N.J. (WABC) -- A woman celebrating her 22nd birthday was badly burned following a row house fire in New Jersey.

The fire was reported around 10 p.m. Friday. It began as a three-alarm fire that escalated; fire teams from Bucks and Somerset counties were brought in to assist. It was under control by 1 a.m.

The woman was in critical condition at a Capital Health Systems and then was taken to a nearby burn unit.

One firefighter suffered a minor injury from heat exhaustion.

The Red Cross is helping to relocate 13 displaced residents. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and remains under investigation.