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

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

Posted:
(Photo courtesy of WATE-TV) Ashlie Salliotte (left) and Amber Seay (right) (Photo courtesy of WATE-TV) Ashlie Salliotte (left) and Amber Seay (right)
COSBY, Tenn. -

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.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Robin Williams' Instagram photos give glimpse into personal life

    Robin Williams' Instagram photos give glimpse into personal life

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-12 18:16:53 GMT
    Before social media came along, celebrities like Robin Williams kept many of their personal photos out of the public's eye. But these days, celebrities use sites like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, to stay connected with their family, friends and fans.More >>
    Before social media came along, celebrities like Robin Williams kept many of their personal photos out of the public's eye. But these days, celebrities use sites like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, to stay connected with their family, friends and fans.
    More >>
  • Disney employee, former officer, among 132 arrested in online child sex sting

    Disney employee, former officer, among 132 arrested in online child sex sting

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-08-06 01:58:15 GMT
    Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd says the suspects arrested ranged in ages from their 20's to their 70's.Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd says the suspects arrested ranged in ages from their 20's to their 70's.
    A Disney Animal Kingdom employee and a former law enforcement office are among 132 people arrested in "Operation Cyber Vigilance" a recent online sting targeting people who use the internet to make arrangements to have sex with children.More >>
    A Disney Animal Kingdom employee and a former law enforcement office are among 132 people arrested in "Operation Cyber Vigilance" a recent online sting targeting people who use the internet to make arrangements to have sex with children.More >>
  • TN Student Gets Suspension For "Bless You" In Class

    TN Student Gets Suspension For "Bless You" In Class

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:38:13 GMT
    (CNN) - When many people sneeze, it's instinctive for others to respond by offering a "bless you" in the person's direction. That gesture got a Tennessee student kicked out of class this week after violating a classroom rule. When high school senior Kendra Turner said, “bless you,” to a classmate who sneezed, she said that her teacher told that kind of comment was for church. When Turner stood up for herself, Turner said that she was told to go to the administrator's office and given in-sc...More >>
    (CNN) - When many people sneeze, it's instinctive for others to respond by offering a "bless you" in the person's direction. That gesture got a Tennessee student kicked out of class this week after violating a classroom rule. When high school senior Kendra Turner said, “bless you,” to a classmate who sneezed, she said that her teacher told that kind of comment was for church. When Turner stood up for herself, Turner said that she was told to go to the administrator's office and given in-sc...More >>
Powered by WorldNow

441 Murfreesboro Road Nashville, TN 37210

Telephone: 615.369.7222
Fax: 615.369.7329
Email: news@wkrn.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Nashville, LLC. A Media General Company.