- Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A 14-year-old girl is recovering from third-degree burns after a propane space heater caused her to catch fire in the garage of her Junction City home.

The Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/2hyUzG6 ) Delanie Shelton remains at a Portland hospital after suffering burns on her neck, back and right arm on Dec. 8.

Shelton’s mother, Jennifer Ray, says her daughter had been standing next to the space heater to keep warm when it sparked a flame that caught onto her jacket. Ray says she jumped on the teen and rolled her around on the ground to put the flames out.

Ray then drove her daughter toward a hospital but was stopped by police for speeding. The officer saw what happened to the girl and called for an ambulance that took her to the hospital.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

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