2008-11-06 / Church News

Three Pennsylvania Boys, 11, Seriously Burned at Bonfire

SINKING SPRING, Pa. (AP) - Police in eastern Pennsylvania say three 11-year-old boys were severely burned after a bag of trash containing an aerosol paint can exploded in a bonfire.

Police in Cumru Township say the boys were flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital near Allentown with firstand second-degree burns. One boy is listed in stable condition. There is no word on the condition of the other two boys.

Police say the bonfire had been lit outside a party at the Berks County home just north of Mohnton on Saturday night. At about 11:30 p.m., one of the boys threw a bag of trash into the flames. A spray paint can in the bag exploded, sending flaming debris toward the boys.

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