Lava lamp ignites combustibles, starts house fire in Lenoir: report

(Stock photo)

(Stock photo)

LENOIR, N.C. — A child reportedly suffered serious injuries in a Lenoir house fire that started from combustibles that were located too close to a lava lamp.

According to WBTV, investigators said the fire broke out because combustible materials were too close to a lava lamp inside the Glendale Street home.

Firefighters tell WBTV a woman woke up to a wall of fire inside the home.

The woman was able to get her three children outside, but one of them was “critically burned,” WBTV reports.  The child was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for treatment.

The two other children suffered smoke inhalation, but they are expected to be OK, WBTV reports.

The American Red Cross is reportedly assisting the family with temporary shelter.


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