9-Year-Old Girl Severely Burned In NW Spokane - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Officials: 9-Year-Old Spokane Girl Playing With Lighter Severely Burned

KHQ.COM - A 9-year-old girl is recovering after fire crews say she accidentally lit her clothes on fire while playing with a lighter. The family tells KHQ the 9-year-old is in stable condition after suffering severe burns on a majority of her body. It all happened on the 2900 block of West Central Spokane, just after 10 am Wednesday morning.

By the time fire crews arrived the burns were so severe, they made the decision to airlift her to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where they are better equipped to handle burns Blaze sustained in the fire.

Right now it's not clear where the girl got the lighter but the situation is under investigation.

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