Montana deputy suffers burns while helping stranded motorist
POLSON, Mont. (AP) — A Montana sheriff’s deputy will be released from a hospital after suffering burns on his face and hands while helping a stranded motorist.
Lake County Sheriff Donald Bell says Deputy Nathan White stopped at about 6 p.m. Tuesday to help the motorist on U.S. Highway 93 near Ronan.
The vehicle’s carburetor backfired, spraying gasoline and fire toward the deputy, causing second- and third-degree burns.
Bell said Wednesday afternoon the deputy was to be released from a Seattle hospital and will receive further treatment at home.