August 26, 2018 10:51 AM
Two children were badly burned in a shed fire Saturday night in St. Louis County.
According to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, deputies along with Fond du Lac Tribal Police responded around 8:05 p.m. to an address off Highway 2 in Culver Township for a report of a shed fire and two children being burnt.
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Deputies arrived on scene and located two children, ages five and six, with severe burns to their bodies. Deputies provided medical aid until emergency medical services arrived on scene and transported the two children to a local hospital.
Officers investigated and learned the two children were playing in the shed when they tipped over a gas can, spilling gasoline on the floor. The children then attempted to clean up the sill using an electric Shop-Vac that ignited in flames, causing the children's clothing to catch fire as well as the shed.
Both children suffered second-degree burns to approximately 20 percent of their bodies. Both are currently being treated at a local hospital. The extent of the damage to the shed is unknown at this time.
Created: August 26, 2018 10:51 AM
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