Plainfield Woman Severely Burned After Refrigerator Explodes In Home

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.

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