Few things signal the end of the school year like a fire-pit party. You know this. I know this. And now five teenagers transported to Harborview Medical Center with burns to their upper bodies and faces know this.
According to Seattle police, last night at approximately 8:50 p.m. police and firefighters responded to the firepits at Alki Beach after receiving reports of injuries "involving a number of teenagers and possible accelerants in the fire."
Once they arrived on the scene police and firefighters located five injured teens, suffering from burns of varying degree to their faces and upper bodies.
As the SPD Blotter blog notes:
According to witnesses, the teenagers were at the firepit celebrating the end of the school year. While everyone was standing around the pit watching the fire, one of the teens began adding some type of accelerant to the fire. This caused an explosion, and resulted in the injuries.
Luckily, the Seattle Times reports all five of the burned students were listed in satisfactory condition this morning according to a Harborview spokesperson.
The Times further describes the injuries:
Four boys and one girl were injured in the incident. Two boys suffered arm and face burns. Two other boys suffered burns on their upper chests and hands and a girl had hair and eyebrow burns.