ARBUCKLE, CALIFORNIA (December 12, 2016) – A teenager was airlifted to the hospital on Monday morning after he caught fire during a welding class at his high school, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 1:00 pm. It was pajama day at Pierce High School, and a 15 year old boy in a welding class suddenly caught on fire. The pajama material burst into flames immediately, and the teenager ran down the hall of the school before being tackled by a teacher who put out the blaze with a fire blanket.
The teenager suffered severe burns to 70% of his body, and was airlifted to UC Davis. The teacher also suffered burns and was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. The teenager is expected to survive, but is estimated to be hospitalized for several months.
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