7-year-old New Jersey boy suffers 2nd degree burns after Halloween costume catches fire

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GLOUCESTER COUNTY, N.J. — A New Jersey boy was rushed to the hospital Saturday night after his Halloween costume caught fire, county emergency officials told NBC10 in Philadelphia.

Police say the 7-year-old walked by a candle at a home along the 900 block of Stockton Drive in the Harrison Township around 3:30 p.m.when his costume went up in flames.

The boy was taken to Crozer Chester Medical Center’s Burn Unit in Chester, Pennsylvania for treatment.

Officials say he suffered 2nd degree burns to his chest and neck..