Woman drops cigarette on bed, is burned

Daytona Beach fire: Woman suffered burns on 60% of body

Published On: Jun 13 2012 12:11:46 AM EDT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -

A woman dropped a lit cigarette on her bed, catching the mattress on fire, said Daytona Beach firefighters.

It happened in a high-rise off of South Beach Street just before 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Firefighters said the building's sprinkler system put out the fire by the time they made it up to the 9th floor.

The woman was transported to Halifax Health. She suffered burns on 60 percent of her body.

State fire marshals are investigating.