Woman suffers burns on her body after her wig caught fire in middle of the night


Street fire (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A woman suffered serious injuries after her wig caught on fire while she was walking in the street in middle of the night, according to police in Washington D.C.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Tuesday around 3:30 a.m., in the 1200 block of Holbrook Street.

Police were called after a newspaper delivery person noticed the woman on fire on the corner of Holbrook and Neal Street.

When police officers arrived at the scene, they noticed that the fire had already spread from her wig to the rest of the body.

As a result, the woman suffered burns throughout her body and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she is said to be in critical condition.

Police reviewed surveillance camera footage in the area, and determined that the woman’s wig caught on fire by accident.

No charges have been filed.