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Campfire explodes, injures several including infant

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
KENNETT, MO (KAIT) -

Officials say a campfire exploded Monday night and injured several people in Kennett.

According to Public Safety Director John Mallott, it happened in the 400-block of East Third Street.

Family and friends were gathered around the fire around 9:30 p.m. when someone poured diesel with a mixture of gasoline on the wood.

The fire exploded, injuring an elderly woman and an 11-month-old baby.

Mallott said the explosion also burned 80 percent of a man’s body. He was flown to Regional One Health in Memphis in serious condition.

The woman and child were taken to a local hospital in a private vehicle. They were both later released. 

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