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Moultrie fire victims still in hospital

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

Two Moultrie residents remain in the Augusta center after separate incidents in Moultrie over the weekend. Moultrie firefighters say they normally see about five burn injuries a year, but they've already seen nearly that many so far this year.

This makes the fourth fire injury in Moultrie so far this year. Officials hope that others will see this as a warning. Firefighters in Moultrie had a busy weekend with structure fires, vehicle accidents things like that, but this weekend has been a significant weekend with three people injured.

Two were sent to the Augusta Burn Center for the severity of their burns. The first incident happened Friday night. As James Lilley was attempting to repair a lawn mower in the backyard. He emptied the old gasoline out of his mower to replace it with new gas. He was then attempting to use that old gas to pour into a burn barrel to burn wooden pallets.

Lilley was flown to the Augusta Burn Center for his injuries.

The next day, two older siblings were cooking and forgot. A grease fire ignited. Some of the grease fell on her sister's feet when he went out the door. She tripped and fell on the pan she had some second degree burns on her body as well.

This makes for the fourth burn injury firefighters have worked this year. They remind folks to be cautious of working around highly flammable vapors and always stay near when you cook on the stove.

Firefighters say cooking leads to the most burn injuries. In 2007 Moultrie firefighters saw the most burn injuries, with nine reported.

 

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