(Bartlesville-AP) -- Bartlesville authorities say two people suffered burns when a heater explosion caused an apartment fire.
Twenty-year-old Teresa Whaling and her 14-year-old sister were asleep when the fire broke out about early yesterday morning.
Fire Chief Bob Hasbrook says they managed to escape before firefighters arrived.
Hasbrook says Whaling suffered third-degree burns to her right arm and chest, along with first- and second-degree burns to her face and left arm.
Her sister suffered third-degree burns to her feet and first- and second-degree burns to her face and hands.
Both are recovering at the Alexander Burn Center at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa.