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1/31/05-Smith County

Two Injured In Backyard Explosion

A backyard explosion has left two East Texas boys with 2nd degree burns. It happened over the weekend at a home in Smith County.

The Smith County Fire Marshals office said 9-year-old Carlos Torres and 3-year-old Edgar Cordero received 2nd degree burns when another boy threw gasoline on an outdoor cooking pot.

The gas ignited the fire, burning the two boys. Both were taken to Parkland Hospital in Dallas. 9-year-old Torres remains there in serious condition.

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