TOMS RIVER, N.J. - March 27, 2014 --
A toddler in New Jersey is recovering from first- and second-degree burns to her face after a candle set fire to her hair. The girl's mother was cooking dinner in the family's Toms River home on Wednesday and a decorative candle was burning nearby.
Police Chief Mitch Little tells the Asbury Park Press the 2-year-old came into contact with the candle and her hair caught fire.
Little says the mother quickly extinguished the flames with a towel and began medical treatment.
Police did not release the name of the mother or child.