NC teens treated for burns after pouring gas on fire

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Two teenagers were treated for burns Monday after pouring gas on a fire. (WRTVD)

ZEBULON, N.C. — Two North Carolina teenagers were treated for burns Monday, WTVD reports.

Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said the boys had just cut down trees near a home on Patrician Way and were trying to burn debris when they poured fuel on the debris to create a fire.

It flashed back on them, severely burning 17-year-old Joshua Strickland in the face and arms. Sheriff Harrison says Strickland, who lives at the home, was taken to Chapel Hill for treatment.

Sixteen-year-old Devin Simonson, of Maxton, NC, was treated at the scene.

Sheriff Harrison said it was an accident and advised people not to spray gas on a fire.