Adult and child airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries following pit fire explosion in Newport News

Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — An adult and a child were airlifted to the hospital following a pit fire explosion Sunday evening.

Police say three individuals, 2 adults and 1 child, were having a pit fire around 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Dellwood Drive when the incident occurred.

According to reports, an individual attempted to relight the pit fire which caused the explosion. The fire was contained to the pit and did not spread to other structures.

One of the adults and the child were airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General while the other adult was transported to Riverside Hospital in Newport News with severe burns.

Officials say the believe the injuries were life-threatening.

No further information has been released.

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