A Texas mother-of-three suffered severe burns after her hand sanitizer allegedly caught fire. The incident took place when the woman was trying to light a candle at her home in Round Rock on Sunday night.

Although the cause of the fire is being investigated, the woman who suffered burns, Kate Wise, told KHOU that the sanitizer bottle exploded after it came in contact with the candle flames.

"It can be something as small as lighting a candle. Because of the hand sanitizer, it just lit my whole ... everywhere I had hand sanitizer on my hand, it just lit my hand with fire. And it obviously went all over my face. And, in like a matter of five seconds, my whole body was just consumed in flames," she told the channel.

Wise immediately removed the clothes she was wearing and rushed outside the home with her disabled daughter and pets. In the meantime, her other two daughters managed to get the neighbors to help them.

Wise was rushed to the hospital with severe burns to her entire body. She remains in the intensive care unit (ICU) as of now. Meanwhile, Wise’s friend, Kathryn Bonesteel, created a GoFundMe page to help with all the medical expenses.

"Kate tucked her children in her bed to watch a movie. She used a hand sanitizer she purchased from a store she trusted. Shortly after she went to light incenses and her arm caught on fire. She jumped and hit an alcohol bottle, causing a bomb-like explosion.  She has burns from head to toe, second and third-degree," Bonesteel wrote on the page.

Warning people against using off-brand sanitizer, Bonesteel wrote, "COVID-19 has brought many unsafe products to our shelves. Many of which have not been properly tested and are not safe. Be careful of what you put on your body. Make sure what you are using is FDA approved."

Requesting people to help Wise, Bonesteel wrote, "She's lost her home, her kids are traumatized and she needs major reconstructive surgery. A single mom, she's lost most of her furniture to smoke damage and other possessions to the fire." hand sanitizer packaging A representational photo of hand sanitizer. Photo: Harvey Boyd - Pixabay