Teenage boy burned by device on Christmas Day


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A teenage boy was taken to the hospital on Christmas Day after a device he was carrying that contained lighter fluid caught fire.

Dispatchers received the emergency call for a burn victim at 3:48 p.m. in the 100 block of Pleasant Court.

Deputy Fire Chief Kenneth Lay says when fire crews arrived on scene they didn’t find a fire, but a teen with burns to his arms and hands after his jacket had caught on fire from the device.

Fire officials say the teen was riding his bike at the time of the accident.

The boy was taken to CHKD to be treated for his burns. The severity or degree of his burns are unknown.

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