BREAKING NEWS Out Of Kentucky… NOT Good

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Police in Louisville say a nine-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital Tuesday night after catching fire while playing with gasoline.

LMPD said two kids were “pretending to cook” and playing with gasoline, when one of them was badly burned.


The call came in just after 8 p.m., MetroSafe said, and was initially reported as a child doused with gasoline and set on fire in the Okolona neighborhood, in the 5200 block of Alba Way.

Investigators said the incident happened just after 8 p.m. in the Okolona neighborhood of the city. Police said the boy and a friend were playing with gasoline when he caught on fire.

The boy’s mother tells WDRB that her son has burns on his shoulder, back, neck and chest.

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The family doesn’t know whether skin grafts will be necessary.


The boy was taken to University of Louisville Hospital with 3rd degree burns but is expected to survive.

WDRB reported that police determined the fire to be an accident and are not expected to file charges.

LMPD spokesman Officer Vadim Dale says it was an accident. “They started a fire, and I think they panicked when maybe the fire got a little bigger than expected, and one of the children suffered some burns. But at no point was there any intent to harm one another.”

“It’s children being children. This is the outcome that I was hoping it was going to be and not something that was malice of any kind,” Dale said. ”

“Thankfully, it wasn’t something malicious of any sort,” Dale said.

Police are still conducting an investigation, but so far no charges have been filed.

We hope this kid recovers and also has learned a lesson about playing with fire and gasoline.

We will keep him and his family in our prayers.

God Bless.

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