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Cancer survivor, 11, catches fire in hospital

(OREGONLIVE) — On a recent Saturday morning, an 11-year-old girl ran screaming from her room at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, the front of her T-shirt aflame.

Now, as Ireland Lane undergoes skin grafts and burn treatment before heading home to Klamath Falls, state investigators are trying to determine how the fire happened — and whether a mix of flammable hand sanitizer and static electricity is to blame.

The girl, a cancer survivor, was at the hospital after hitting her head at school and losing consciousness. As far as the fire, says her father Stephen Lane, “She still has bad dreams, but she doesn’t recall the actual incident, which from my perspective is very good.”