Pa. patient burned in magnifying glass fire

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - August 30, 2010

Silver Spring Township police Officer Joseph Dows says 34-year-old Robyn Foose sustained second- and third-degree burns over half her body in the Friday afternoon fire.

Dows says a caregiver found Foose in the backyard of the Keystone Human Services group home in Mechanicsburg. Police say Foose apparently started the fire while playing alone with a child's magnifying glass.

Authorities say Foose was flown to the burn unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown. Her condition was not immediately available.

A spokeswoman for Keystone Human Services says the fire was an accident.

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