LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces officials say a 56-year-old woman suffered second- and third-degree burns in a mobile home fire that apparently started when she smoked a cigarette while on...
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A major burn center in Georgia will soon get even larger.
Doctors Hospital in Augusta is embarking on a $75 million expansion of the Joseph M. Still Burn...
BEEBE, Ark. (AP) — A man who was driving his pickup truck through a central Arkansas Burger King drive-thru has suffered severe burns after the vehicle exploded at the window.
EIRMC opens the first burn care center in Idaho
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center opened the first burn care center in Idaho at the beginning of the month.
2 suffer serious burns in Vermont apartment fire
NEWFANE, Vt. (AP) — Firefighters say two people have suffered serious burns in an apartment fire in Vermont.
WCAX-TV reports one of the victims woke up to the sound and smell of flames...
Police: Propane leak likely caused home explosion
WORCESTER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a propane leak likely caused a home explosion in Worcester that injured two people.
The explosion and house fire was reported Sunday...
2 injured in house fire in Worcester
WORCESTER, Vt. (AP) — Two people have been injured in a house fire in Worcester.
Vermont State Police say they were notified of an explosion and house fire on Sunday around 10:30 a.m....
Ohio firefighters monitor blaze in docked ship; no injuries
OREGON, Ohio (AP) — A fire continues to burn inside a Lake Erie docked vessel as Ohio firefighters try to cool the ship in an incident with no injuries.
The fire broke out on the deck of the St. Clair Saturday night at the Port of Toledo in northern Ohio. The cause is still undetermined.
Denny Hartman is chief of the fire department in Oregon, Ohio. He said Sunday morning that the fire apparently burned through the deck and ignited an enormous rubber conveyor belt below.
Worker fixing semitrailer suffers severe burns in explosion
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A worker repairing a semitrailer in Georgia suffered severe burns in an explosion.
DeKalb County Fire Rescue spokesman Dion Bentley tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the explosion occurred Thursday morning at a tractor-trailer repair factory. Bentley says the victim suffered burns from the waist up.
Virginia animal shelter seeks suspect after dog set on fire
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials at a Virginia animal shelter say a dog was set on fire at a city park and suffered burns to over 40 percent of its body.
Richmond Animal Care and Control says in a Facebook post that the male brindle pit bull was tied to a pole in a city park, covered in accelerant and set on fire Sunday night. It says witnesses saw a man wearing multiple layers of pants run from the scene.
Man severely burned in e-cigarette battery explosion
MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man has suffered severe burns after he says an e-cigarette battery exploded in his pants pocket.
Jacob Dudhnath says he had just arrived at work Monday morning in Mamaroneck Monday morning when the battery burst into flames.
The 27-year-old says he began rolling on the ground, and his co-worker Kevin Carrelli says he burned his hands trying to rip the pants off.
Supreme Court rejects appeal over military burn pits
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting appeals from military veterans who claim they suffer health problems because of open burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The justices on Monday left in place a federal appeals court ruling that more than 60 lawsuits over the burn pits could not go forward.
Dutch short track skater Knegt suffers serious burns
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch ice skating association says Olympic short track silver medalist Sjinkie Knegt has suffered serious burns after an accident at his home.
The Royal Netherlands Skating Union says in a statement that Knegt's clothes caught fire Thursday morning as he was lighting a wood-burning stove. His left leg suffered third-degree burns.
Firefighter, 3 people injured in Camden house fire
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A fast-moving house fire in Camden has left three people and a firefighter injured.
The fire broke out around 3 a.m. Monday on the 200 block of Grand Avenue.
Firefighters found one resident outside the home when they arrived. They soon rescued the other two, and all three were taken to hospitals. Their names have not been released.
Worker badly burned at construction site
STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A construction worker has suffered serious burns in an accident at a site of an apartment complex in Connecticut.
The Day reports the man became injured while trying to refuel a running air compressor at the site in Pawcatuck Wednesday afternoon.
Officials: House fire leaves 2 with burn injuries
FRANKLIN, N.H. (AP) — Fire officials say one person was airlifted to a Boston hospital while another was treated for burn injuries locally after a fire in New Hampshire.
Franklin firefighters say they responded to the two-story home Thursday evening on reports of heavy smoke and fire. The Concord Monitor reports the fire was contained to the kitchen and was quickly knocked down.
Attorney: Hanged toddler also suffered burns, bites, bruises
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Testimony provided in court says a Mississippi toddler who accidentally hanged himself between a couch and wall also suffered cigarette burns to his feet, bite marks and bruises.
Mother charged in death of infant who had severe burns
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — A Louisiana mother and her boyfriend face a murder charge after authorities said the woman's 11-month-old son suffered severe burns and was left untreated for two weeks.
KPLC-TV reports that 24-year-old Shamira Kimbrough and her boyfriend, 25-year-old Christian Coutee, were charged with second-degree murder and second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.
Woman burned in Muskego house fire, expected to be OK
MUSKEGO, Wis. (AP) — A Muskego woman suffered burns in an early morning house fire but is expected to be OK.
The blaze broke out about 12:30 a.m. Monday, while family members were sleeping. WITI-TV reports a 15-year-old boy called 911, got his 11-year-old sister out of the house then went back inside to save his disabled mother.
He then went next door in the duplex and woke up his aunt, who is blind, and helped her outside.
Mom says infant suffered third-degree burns in bath
CORDOVA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman charged with child abuse says her 4-month-son suffered third-degree burns while taking a bath.
News outlets report Memphis police were called to a children's hospital Tuesday morning for a report of an infant suffering third-degree burns from his torso down. Police say the baby also was found to have other external and internal injuries.
Man dies of burn injuries in fire outside restaurant
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire fire officials say a man has died of burn injuries from a restaurant fire in Dover.
State Fire Marshal Paul Parisi said 49-year-old Richard Romonoski, of Berwick, Maine, died at Massachusetts General Hospital on Monday.
Parisi said the investigation showed the fire on Saturday outside the Strafford Farms Restaurant involved only Romonoski and the cause of the fire has been ruled incendiary. There are no pending criminal charges in the investigation.
Ship’s engine accident burns 2, prompts Coast Guard airlift
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has flown two crew members from a cruise ship after they suffered burns during an accident in the engine room.
The Coast Guard said in news release that the incident occurred Monday aboard the Norwegian Escape. The ship was about 24 miles from North Carolina's coast.
1 injured in garage fire in western Maine
FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — Fire officials say a person suffered burns in a fire that caused about $100,000 in damage to a garage in Fryeburg.
WGME-TV reports the fire was first called in before 7:40 p.m. on Saturday. It took firefighters an hour to get it under control. Fire officials did not identify the one injured person, who suffered second-degree burns to his head and arms.
2-year-old dies in Texas after being hit with belt, burned
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Arlington police say a 2-year-old girl died after being hit numerous times with a belt and suffering from a severe burn.
Police were called to an apartment Saturday because a child wasn't breathing. Aniyah Darnell was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital. An autopsy will determine her cause of death.
5-year-old girl dies from burns suffered in apartment fire
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old girl who suffered severe burns after a fire at an apartment building in east Medford Nov. 2 has died.
The Mail Tribune reported Thursday that Medford Police Lt. Mike Budrea confirmed that Olivia Chapman died at a Portland hospital over the weekend.
Chapman's mother Trish Ellsworth posted on Facebook that the child had endured heart and lung problems since the fire.
2 men burned at Los Angeles water and power facility
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say two workers have suffered burns in an electrical accident a Los Angeles water filtration plant.
The Fire Department says it happened at around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at a Granada Hills facility. Two men were hospitalized in serious but stable condition with facial burns and possibly other injuries.
A third man also was taken to the hospital for examination although he didn't have any apparent injuries.
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2 teens suffer burns after tree fort catches fire
SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Two western Michigan teens have suffered second- and third-degree burns after a tree fort they were sleeping in caught fire.
The fire started about 1 a.m. Saturday in Spring Lake Township, northwest of Grand Rapids.
Authorities say five teens originally were in the wooden structure which was about two feet off the ground. A fire pit was built inside with cinder blocks.
Panda Express worker suffers burns after explosion
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — An employee at a Hawaii Panda Express was taken to the hospital for burn injuries following a suspected gas explosion at the restaurant.
Several businesses in the Kona Commons shopping center were evacuated Monday because of the explosion, West Hawaii Today reported .
Police arrived at 11:38 a.m. Fire crews were already on scene.
House destroyed, family injured by natural gas explosion
CLARKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Officials say a natural gas explosion in western Pennsylvania destroyed a home and sent a family to a hospital burn unit for treatment.
Correction: Chemistry Experiment-Burns story
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Oct. 5 about a chemistry accident at a school, The Associated Press misidentified the school. The accident occurred at the High School for Violin and Dance, not the Bronx International High School, another school in the same building.
A corrected version of the story is below:
2 students suffer burns in chem accident at NYC high school
Two teenage girls have suffered burns in a chemistry experiment at a New York City high school
Idaho toddler recovering after pressure cooker accident
BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — Family members say a 2-year-old boy is back home and recovering after he was badly burned in an accident involving a pressure cooker.
2 men injured, taken to hospital after Bismarck home fire
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two men were taken to a hospital with burn injuries after an early morning fire in a Bismarck mobile home.
Firefighters responded to the home about 2:30 a.m. Friday. Everyone inside had gotten out, but authorities say ambulances took the two men to the hospital. Their conditions weren't known.
Fire Battalion Chief Kurt Leben tells The Bismarck Tribune that a woman and three children who also were in the home were not hurt.
Apartment resident suffers severe burns in kitchen fire
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man suffered severe burns during a fire at his western Iowa apartment.
2 Nevada firefighters remain hospitalized with severe burns
BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nev. (AP) — Two Nevada firefighters remain hospitalized with severe burns they suffered when flames burned over their engine while responding to a wildfire that started after a helicopter crashed 15 miles (24 kilometers) north of Battle Mountain on Saturday.
The Sheep Creek fire has burned 89 square miles (230 sq. kilometers) of sage brush and cheat grass since it started shortly after the Nevada Department of Wildlife helicopter went down Saturday afternoon.
3 injured in helicopter crash in Nevada; firefighters burned
BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say three people were injured in a helicopter crash in central Nevada and two volunteer firefighters have suffered burns battling a wildfire near the crash scene.
A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says the Bell B206 helicopter went down under unknown circumstances Saturday afternoon about 15 miles north of Battle Mountain.
The contract helicopter was taking two Nevada Department of Wildlife biologists on a survey.
Man burned after throwing gasoline onto fire
MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) — Fire officials say a 22-year-old Cape Cod man has been transported to a Boston hospital with third-degree burns after throwing gasoline onto a backyard fire.
Mashpee Fire Lt. Richard Thayer says the victim suffered burns to his face, head, chest and arms just after 11 p.m. Sunday. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.
The details of what exactly caused the man to pour gasoline on the fire were unclear.
Substance on slide burns 2 children in eastern Michigan
LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — Police say two children have suffered burns from an unknown substance left on a slide at a municipal park in eastern Michigan.
Lapeer Police say a 1½-year-old boy got the substance on his legs while going down the slide at Cramton Park in downtown Lapeer, and a 14-year-old girl who went to help him also got some on her legs. The incident happened about 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
Worker suffers severe electrical burns on the job
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Fire officials say a worker making repairs to a building in Connecticut has suffered severe electrical burns.
Fire Chief Paul Januszewski tells the New Haven Register the man was upgrading the North Haven building's electrical system Wednesday when he was shocked by some devices.
LA VISTA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man was burned after a fire began in apartment garage in an Omaha suburb.
Fire crews were dispatched around 7:50 p.m. Wednesday to the Shadow Ridge complex in La Vista. Authorities say the blaze spread to two adjoining garages but didn't reach the residents' buildings.
The man was working on a truck in his garage when the fire started. He suffered burns on his hands in trying to extinguish the flames. His name wasn't released.
LONDON (AP) — British police have charged five men over a suspected acid attack on a 3-year-old boy that left him with severe burns on his head and arm.
West Mercia Police said Wednesday five men aged between 22 and 41 were charged with conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.
The police say they will not release the names of the people who have been charged.
LETTERKENNY, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion at a Pennsylvania Army depot (all times local):
The Army says a fifth person required hospital treatment after a small explosion and fire at a sprawling military facility in Pennsylvania.
Officials at Letterkenny Army Depot said Thursday evening that the employee was treated for smoke inhalation and released from a local hospital.
Three others were airlifted to Baltimore area hospitals with burn-related injuries.
ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — A woman was left with severe burns and blisters on her legs after encountering an invasive species of plant in Vermont.
Charlotte Murphy says she developed painful blisters overnight after brushing against poison parsnip. Murphy says the blisters got so bad she had to go to the hospital to see a burn specialist.
Invasive plant leaves woman with severe burns
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman says her brush up with a plant left her with painful, large blisters comparable to a second degree burn.
Charlotte Murphy, of Essex, says she ran into a wild parsnip plant in Bennington around the end of June.
Murphy says she didn't realize the plant's sap had gotten on her skin, and the blisters that formed a week later became so painful that she was unable to walk.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say two workers have been hurt at a Kansas City water treatment facility.
KMBC-TV reports that the workers at KC Water's Water Treatment Plant were rushed to a hospital Sunday morning after coming into contact with slurry of lime, which is used to soften the water. A KC Water official says the workers suffered chemical burns.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A run-in with an invasive plant has landed a Virginia teen in a hospital with second- and third-degree burns.
WINTHROP, Maine (AP) — A friend of a Maine state legislator who suffered serious burns while starting a brush fire says he's expected to make a full recovery.
Sarah Fuller, the chairwoman of the Winthrop Town Council, said state Rep. Craig Hickman will likely be hospitalized for a few more days.
The 50-year-old organic farmer was using gasoline to ignite a brush fire when gas vapors caught his clothing on fire Tuesday morning in Winthrop. He suffered burns in his legs and chest.
WINTHROP, Maine (AP) — Fire officials say a state lawmaker suffered serious burns while using gasoline to start a brush fire at his farm in Winthrop, Maine.
The state fire marshal's office reports that Democratic Rep. Craig Hickman was taken to a Lewiston hospital before being airlifted to Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was listed in fair condition Tuesday afternoon.