Hairspray sparks fire, Injures 2 east Tenn. high school students

Hairspray sparks fire, Injures 2 east Tenn. high school students (Image 1)
Hairspray sparks fire, Injures 2 east Tenn. high school students (Image 1)

Two east Tennessee high school students are recovering after they were injured by a fire that is believed to have been sparked by hairspray.  

According to WATE-TV, the incident occurred last Wednesday afternoon at Cosby High School in Cocke County, about 240 miles from Nashville.

The two victims, 19-year-old Amber Seay and 17-year-old Ashlie Salliotte, were reportedly fixing their hair and spraying hairspray in shop class when one of the teen's sparked a lighter, causing a flash fire.

Both girls were burned in the incident and were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Salliotte has since been treated and released, however Seay remains hospitalized. She was last listed in stable condition.

Seay's grandmother, Diane Hurley, told WATE-TV her granddaughter suffers from second and third degree burns on her face, arms and back.

“She's in some really bad pain. She already went through some surgery, and she's going to have more surgery. This is going to be a long process,” Hurley said.

The incident remains under investigation.

*WATE-TV contributed to this report.

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