20-year-old man burned when campfire flares up in Whitefield

Posted May 28, 2012, at 9:20 a.m.

WHITEFIELD, Maine — Officials in Maine say a 20-year-old man was flown by helicopter to a burn treatment center after a campfire flared up and burned his head and arms.

Lynn Talacko, Whitefield’s deputy chief for emergency medical services, said the accident happened about 9:45 p.m. Sunday in a backyard in Whitefield.

Talacko told MaineToday Media that the man, whose identity was not released, suffered first-degree burns.