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LAKE WORTH, FL (WFLX) - A Lake Worth mother has been charged with neglect after one of her children was burned in a fire.

Investigators say the fire happened at 920 N. J Street shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday.

According to an arrest report, two children, ages 4 and 6, were left alone and were playing with lighters and candles when the 4-year-old's clothes caught fire.

She was burned over 25 percent of her body according to firefighters. "When I finally looked I thought it was juice on the girl, she was naked and she was burnt from her stomach to her legs. Both of them was naked, and they were just crying, and I was furious myself, shaking, and I just called 9-1-1," said witness Jouseline Albert.

The child was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Her mother, Dominga Antonio, has been arrested and charged with child neglect.

Antonio will appear before a Palm Beach County judge Thursday morning to determine if she will remain in custody or be released prior to being formally arraigned.

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