Four Badly Burned in Burleson Incident

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    Four young men spent Thanksgiving in a Dallas hospital, a day after a flash fire that injured the teenagers outside of a home in Burleson Wednesday afternoon. Family members told NBCDFW that 13-year-old Cameron Russell is in a "medically induced" coma. 80 percent of his body is burned. (Published Thursday, Nov 28, 2013)

    Four young men spent Thanksgiving in a Dallas hospital, a day after a flash fire that injured the teenagers outside of a home in Burleson Wednesday afternoon

    Family members told NBCDFW that 13-year-old Cameron Russell is in a "medically induced" coma with 80 percent of his body burned.

    His brother, 17-year-old Nick Russell suffered burns to his arms and legs. He was reportedly burned while trying to get blankets and sheets to get the flames off of his brother.
    Dakota Vasquez, 13, remains in Parkland Memorial Hospital in intensive care. Shawn Dean, 18, suffered burns to his face.
    The Burleson fire marshal said the four were playing with gasoline in the backyard around 4:30 p.m. on Friday, when the gasoline flashed and burned the four boys.
    Emergency responders arrived at the home on the 400 block of Southeast Gardens Boulevard and the teenagers injured.
    "I'm just speechless," said Donna Russell, the aunt of two boys injured in the flash fire. "I don't know what to say; I don't know what to do."