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Boy Catches Fire After Playing with Gas

Posted - Jul. 11, 2003 at 4:39 p.m.

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KSL NewsThree teenage boys playing with gasoline resulted in one boy being flown to the hospital and one boy in police custody.

Police say while the three were experimenting with the gasoline when one boy’s chest caught fire. The 15-year old started running down the street in a panic when a neighbor tackled him to put the flames out, then called 911.

The teen was flown to the University Medical Center Burn Center and is in fair condition.

Police are questioning a 16-yearold boy, but haven't decided if criminal charges will be filed.


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