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Playing with Fire Tragic for 6-Year-Old

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is treating an incident in which a 6-year-old boy was burned as an accident.

A 6-year-old Michigan boy is being treated at the burn center at University of Michigan Hospitals after he was accidentally set on fire Monday.
A 6-year-old Michigan boy is being treated at the burn center at University of Michigan Hospitals after he was accidentally set on fire Monday.

A 6-year-old Washtenaw County boy was accidentally set on fire by four other boys who were reportedly playing with fire Monday afternoon, police said.

Police were first called to the home in the 500 block of Eugene in Ypsilanti Township’s West Willow Neighborhood about 1 p.m. after a report the boy’s face had been doused with lighter fluid and a match was lit,  MLive/The Ann Arbor News reports.

However, a follow-up investigation showed it to be a tragic accident. Officials with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office said the four boys were “playing with fire” and the 6-year-old got too close.

The 6-year-old was transported to the burn center at the University of Michigan Hospital. His condition is not known.

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