Pa. boys seriously burned at bonfire

November 3, 2008 4:53:25 AM PST
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 first- and 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.

Information from: Reading Eagle,

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