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FBI Investigates Case Of Biracial Woman Who Says Four White Men Set Her On Fire

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An 18-year-old biracial woman was set on fire in Madison, Wisconsin, on Wednesday morning. CNN reports Madison police and the FBI have launched a hate crime investigation of the incident. The assault took place when the woman was driving. When she stopped at a red light, police say she heard someone yell a racial epithet.' She was identified as Althea Bernstein, a college student and a volunteer EMT. Bernstein said she saw four white men. One sprayed liquid on her face and neck. He then threw a flaming lighter at her, causing the liquid to ignite. Bernstein then patted out the flames, and eventually drove home. She later received treatment for burns to her face and neck.