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Rayburn boy burned playing with lighter

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

RAYBURN — A 5-year-old boy, who had been playing with a lighter late Wednesday night, was flown to a Pittsburgh area hospital shortly after midnight on Thursday suffering from burns to his upper torso.

State police in East Franklin are investigating and have not identified the victim or the victim's family until more is known. The family lives at Rayburn Manor Apartments along Route 85, just east of the county's Armsdale property.

The incident happened between 11:40 p.m. Wednesday night and 12 a.m. Thursday, police said.

According to police, the child and another boy, age 10, had been lighting paper and other items when the victim's T-shirt caught on fire. Water was thrown on the child's shirt to douse the flames.

Kittanning ambulance responded to the scene and the boy was taken by helicopter to UPMC Mercy Hospital burn unit. Police said the boy was in stable condition.

Brigid Beatty is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-543-1303 or bbeatty@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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