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UPDATE: Jersey City Woman Severely Burned in Cooking Incident

Jersey City

Authorities in Jersey City are looking into the cause of a fire that severely injured a woman in a section of the city on Monday.

According to a statement released by Jersey City officials, at approximately 6:55 p.m., police responded to 143 Newark Avenue after receiving reports of a fire. 

Police and firefighters arrived and found a 30-year-old woman who suffered severe burns to nearly 50% of her body at that location.   

Jersey City officials said the woman was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital for treatment and remained in life-threatening condition.

Officials said a preliminary investigation indicated that the woman was burned during a cooking accident.

There were no other injuries reported.