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4 burned at firepit in Simsbury

3 of the 4 went to the hospital.
Simsbury fire

SIMSBURY, Conn. — Four people were burned Saturday evening at a firepit in Simsbury.

Fire officials said they were called to Nod Road at 9:10 p.m. for reports of a person on fire. 

When they arrived they found that the incident stemmed from a firepit being ignited. Four people were reported injured with three of them being taken to area hospitals.  

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Fire officials reminded people in an email:

  • When using wood-burning fire pits, burn only clean, dry hardwood that’s been seasoned at least six months
  • Use commercial fire starters to start the fire, following the manufacturer’s instructions. 
  • Never use lighter fluid or gasoline to start or relight a fire in a fire pit. 
  • Keep chairs, children and pets away from the fire pit. Have a three-foot “free zone” around the pit.

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Doug Stewart is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. He can be reached at dstewart@fox61.com.


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