Authorities say a Butler woman was seriously burned when she accidentally ignited her hair while trying to light a cigarette.

The 64-year-old woman, whose name was not disclosed, was in her apartment when the accident occurred around 4:25 p.m. Saturday. She suffered severe burns to her forehead, face and neck and was flown to a hospital, where she was listed in serious condition.

It was not immediately clear Sunday how the accident occurred or if anyone else was in the apartment at the time. The investigation is ongoing.

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