Two male youths were charged in connection with a Tuesday evening incident in which they threw a spray paint can into a campfire, causing the can to explode and burn a teenage girl.
According to the state fire marshal’s office, the youths lit a small campfire in the wooded area behind the 200 block of Crocker Drive in Bel Air at approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday evening. One of the male juveniles threw a spray paint can into the fire which exploded, causing a 13-year-old girl to suffer first-degree burns to both hands and first- and second-degree burns to her face.
Fire officials said the girl was taken to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center by her mother, and later transferred to Johns Hopkins Hospital where she was treated and released, and is expected to fully recover.
The male youths were charged with reckless endangerment and were released to the custody of their parent.