Man injured in Blackwood nail bar fire
4:40pm Friday 4th January 2013 in News
THE PERSON injured in today's fire at a blackwood nail bar is a teenage boy, police say.
The 17-year-old was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital with superficial burns to his hands, legs and face, a police spokesman said.
The fire service was called to a ground floor fire at Tracey and Chloe's Nail Bar on Blackwood High Street at 1.48pm.
Fire service control said the fire was extinguished by 2.20pm. Two crews from Cefn Fforest and Bargoed attended, and fire officers with the police are investigating the cause of the fire.
However police said the incident is not being treated as suspicious.
The fire at Tracy and Chloe Nails in Blackwood's High Street is believed to have been caused by a cigarette lighter and damaged a towel and a chair, as well as injuring a man.
Hong Ngo, manager of the nail salon, told the Argus that a member of staff called the fire service at around 12 noon as a precaution but that the fire was already out by the time they arrived.
The man's condition is not known but his injuries are believed to be minor, said Ms Ngo.
A MAN was injured on his legs, arms and face after a fire at a nail bar on High Street in Blackwood this afternoon.