Boy Dies in Bonfire Incident

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Authorities say a 10-year-old Iowa boy died after he was badly burned while making a bonfire with a friend.

KCCI reports the incident happened near Earlham about 30 miles west of Des Moines.

The Madison County Sheriff's office says the boy and a friend were trying to start a bonfire when something exploded.

The boy sustained burns on 90 percent of his body. He was flown to Iowa City for treatment but didn't survive.

The boy's name was not immediately released.

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