DENVILLE, NJ-- A Morris Knolls High School senior is in the hospital after a fire at her job.
Eighteen year old, Emily Roth was working at her job on June 20 when a can of pressurized cooking spray exploded into flames and burned her. Since Emily was nearest to the flames, she took the brunt of the burns.
Roth is currently being treated at St. Barnabas in the Burn Unit. She has suffered third degree burns on her face, hands, and leg. The burns are affecting more than 20% of her body.
Roth would have celebrated her graduation with the class of 2015 from Morris Knolls on June 23. At Knolls, Roth was a member of the National Honor Society. She was thrilled to be accepted into the Class of 2019 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She plans on studying engineering.
Her friends and fellow classmates in the Morris Knolls Class of 2015 set up a YouCaring page to help off set the medical bill expenses for her family. As of 12:00 p.m. on June 22, $8,964 has been raised.