SEATTLE – Five Seattle teenagers celebrating the end of the school year by burning their homework in a beach bonfire were burned when an accelerant was thrown on the fire, Q13 Fox reports.
Two of the teenagers were in serious condition at a local hospital after suffering first and second-degree burns on their arms and faces, a fire department spokesman told Q13 Fox. Three other teens were treated for less serious injuries.
None of the wounded teens, four boys and one girl, have been named by authorities. They are all believed to be seniors at Thomas Jefferson High School.
Fire authorities have not said what type of accelerant was thrown onto the bonfire at Seattle's Alki Beach, but a friend of the injured tells Q13 Fox someone threw lighter fluid on it.