Woman burned after wig catches fire on DC street corner; police say accidental

- Police are investigating an accident that left a woman hospitalized after her wig caught fire overnight on a D.C. street corner. The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. in the 1200 of Holbrook Street in the northeast.

Officers say emergency crews found the woman on the corner of Holbrook and Neal Street suffering from burns. Authorities say the fire spread to others parts of her body causing her to sustain critical injuries.

It is unclear what caused the wig to catch fire, however, police say a review of surveillance video confirmed that the incident was accidental in nature.

The woman’s condition is unknown at this time.

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