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Child burned by candle

A child was badly burned after knocking a candle off a counter in his Echols County home.

His mother told deputies she was vacuuming when her 4-year son Gavin Whitehead knocked the candle over Thursday afternoon.

His shirt caught fire.

The mother pulled the shirt off but not before he suffered serious burns on 20-percent of his body.

He was taken to South Georgia Medical Center.

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