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Teen And Adult Burned When Aerosol Can Explodes

Last updated on Thursday, August 16, 2012

(PEKIN) - A Pekin teen and adult were burned as they were burning trash Tuesday evening.

The 17-year-old was flown by air ambulance to a Louisville hospital.

The other victim was a 46-year-old man; he was not burned as severely.

Sheriff Claude Combs said the two were burning trash at a Gobbler Knob Road residence when there was an explosion, allegedly from an aerosol can.

Pierce-Polk firefighters and the Washington County Ambulance Service responded.

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