November 12, 2012

Girl flown to Portland for burn treatment

An official says the 8-year-old was injured at her home Sunday morning.

The Associated Press

CARIBOU — An 8-year-old Caribou girl had to be flown to a Portland hospital after she suffered severe burns when her clothing caught fire.

State Fire Marshal's office investigator Tim Lowell says the girl was injured at her home sometime between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Lowell tells the Bangor Daily News the girl was taken to Cary Medical Center in Caribou before being flown to the Maine Medical Center burn unit in Portland.

He did not specify the exact nature of her injuries or her name.

His office and Caribou police are trying to determine exactly what happened.

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