KEANSBURG (AP) — Police say a woman sustained burns over 27 percent of her body when gasoline that was thrown on a fire pit exploded in a backyard in Keansburg.

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Police say 19-year-old Donya Amin of Matawan is being treated for second- and third degree burns.

Police Chief James Pigott tells the Asbury Park Press Amin was with two friends when 22-year-old Aaron Newsom dumped gasoline on the fire pit Wednesday.

The chief says the gas can caught fire and exploded.

Amin tripped while trying to flee the flames.

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