Upstate NY teen in burn unit after being injured at bonfire

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Upstate NY teen in burn unit after being injured at bonfire

Postby Wilberforce » Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:38 pm

Upstate NY teen in burn unit after being injured at bonfire

Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 8:22 am | Updated: 8:45 am, Tue Mar 22, 2016.

Associated Press |

HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy is in an upstate New York burn unit after he was engulfed in flames when someone threw liquid fuel on a bonfire.

State police tell The Post-Star of Glens Falls ( that Raymond Winchell III was at a family gathering last Saturday night in Hampton, a rural Washington County town on the Vermont border 65 miles northeast of Albany.

Troopers say the teen was standing next to a bonfire when someone splashed fuel onto it. Some of the fuel hit Winchell, setting him on fire.

His family says the boy suffered second- and third-degree burns over much of his body. He's in the burn unit at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse.

The teen is a student at Schenectady High School.

Police say alcohol wasn't involved in the accident. No charges are expected.

Information from: The Post-Star,

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