Huntington boy airlifted to Louisiana Burn Center after being engulfed in flames

HUNTINGTON, TX (KTRE) - A 9-year-old Huntington boy has been transported via life flight to the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport Regional Burn Center after suffering severe burns to both legs.

According to Huntington Police Chief Bobby Epperley, the boy's family was burning trash outside their home on Red Cedar Lane when gasoline spilled. Once the fire was lit, the child became engulfed in flames, he says.

He was transported via ambulance to Huntington High School where Phi Air Medical from Memorial Hospital in Lufkin picked him up and airlifted him to the burn center.

Epperley says he could not provide any more information at this time.

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