PLAINFIELD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A New Jersey woman remains hospitalized with severe burns after her refrigerator exploded.
Martiza Matea suffered burns on about 60 percent of her body after the unit’s compressor apparently exploded around 7 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said.
Matea’s two young children also sustained slight burns.
The explosion set the two-family Plainfield home on fire. The blaze lasted about 30 minutes.
A total of 11 people had to be evacuated.
The investigation is ongoing.