Fifteen-year-old burned in north Wichita

WICHITA, Kansas – A 15-year-old man was taken to St. Francis Hospital after suffering burns in a flash fire.

It happened just before 5 p.m. in the 1500 block of N. Piatt.

Officials say the man used a lighter and ignited a gas can in the living room of the home.

The boy suffered five percent burns to his hands, back, and face.

Fire officials say the home was not heavily damaged.

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