Boy airlifted to hospital after bag explodes, catches fire on Long Island

Friday, June 23, 2017 04:29PM
The teenager's injuries are not life threatning.

ISLAND PARK, Long Island - A teenager was hurt when his bag caught fire on Long Island Friday morning.

The incident happened around 11 a.m., as the 16-year-old was in the backyard of a home on Waterford Road in Island Park. Authorities say something in the bag exploded, and he suffered burns on his back and arms.

He was airlifted to a local hospital, where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the explosion and fire is under investigation.
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