12-Year-Old Eddington Girl Seriously Burned in Brush Fire
A 12-year-old Eddington girl was seriously burned Monday morning as a brush pile in her yard was being burned, according to the State Fire Marshal's Office.
Investigators say a flammable liquid was likely poured on the fire by the girl that ignited her clothing. The girl suffered burns to her face, neck and chest.
She was initially taken to EMMC in Bangor and then flown by helicopter to Shriner's Hospital in Boston.
Investigators say the fire was in the backyard of her home on Jarvis Gore Road and that her older sister was with her.
The parents were inside the home. Investigators have not had a chance for an in-depth interview with the parents, as they traveled to Boston to be with their daughter.