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Teen injured after iPhone catches fire in pants

Saturday, February 01, 2014

A 13-year-old girl from Maine is recovering from first and second-degree burns after her iPhone caught fire inside her back pocket.

The trouble began when the 8th grader sat down, heard a popping sound and then noticed smoke.

Responding fire officials praised the student for remembering to "stop, drop and roll."

She quickly got rid of the pants, while a teacher brought a blanket.

She was released from the hospital and is back home.

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