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Child seriously burned in campfire incident

By Ashley Stilson  |  Posted Aug 12th, 2017 @ 11:11pm


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WOODRUFF, Rich County — A 10-year-old boy suffered serious burns after trying to start a campfire on Saturday, fire officials reported.

His family were camping at the Monte Cristo Campground near Woodruff. In an attempt to start a fire around 5:30 p.m., the boy "had gotten a hold of a small bottle of rubbing alcohol and sprayed it on the fire," said Weber Fire Capt. Paul Lund.

The boy suffered serious second-degree burns on 30 to 40 percent of his body, Lund said. A 46-year-old man also suffered second-degree burns on his right arm and the right side of his neck.

The child was flown to the burn unit at University Hospital, Lund said.


Ashley Stilson is a graduate of Utah State University working as an intern for the Deseret News. Contact her at astilson@deseretnews.com.

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