Dayton boy burned with gasoline
Feb 17, 2013
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approximately 10:36am this date, Deputy Robert Dunn responded to a call
at 374 CR. 4704, just South of the City of Dayton, regarding a twelve (12)
year old boy being accidently burned with gasoline. Deputy Dunn's preliminary
investigation indicated the small boy was using gasoline from a five (5)
gallon plastic gas container to burn ant hills off the family property when the
flames, apparently, jumped from an ant hill to the gas container and the
container burst into flames engulfing the child as well as doing
minor fire damage to the outside wall of the home.
Flight was requested and upon arrival, landed near the home so as not to
transport the child via ambulance to the normal heli-pad a distance
away. Liberty County EMS as well as the Dayton Fire Department arrived on
the scene and the PRELIMINARY "on scene" evaluation of the child’s
injuries were second and third degree burns over approximately 80 percent of
his body. Needless to say, this on scene evaluation may change as he
is evaluated by doctors at Herman hospital in Houston where he was transported.
up investigation will be conducted by the Liberty County Sheriff's Department.