A teenage boy remains in critical condition with second and third degree burns from a fire in Jefferson on Sunday afternoon.
The 16-year-old youth was transported by helicopter to Grady Hospital with second and third degree burns over 30 percent of his body from the incident. The burns happened from a cooking fire at the boy's home on Mahaffey Circle in downtown Jefferson, according to Mark Duke of the Jefferson Police Department.
Jefferson and Harrisburg firefighters responded to the incident and put out a fire that had reached into the attic of the house. When rescue and EMS workers arrived at the scene, the youth was standing outside the house with burns to his face and arms. Dispatch reports indicated the youth's clothes had caught on fire after he had spilled something flammable.
Circumstances of the fire at a house on Mahaffey Circle are being investigated by the state fire marshal's office.