Girl badly burned after falling into fire pit

By Dave Kern, Columbian assistant metro editor

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Updated: July 29, 2012, 8:35 PM

 

A girl was taken by Life Flight helicopter to a Portland hospital Sunday afternoon after falling into a fire pit at Swift Forest Camp on Swift Reservoir.

The girl was 6 or 7 years old, said Tom McDowell, assistant chief of North Country EMS, which responded along with Skamania County Fire District 6. She was taken to Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, he said.

McDowell said the girl had a 6-inch patch of burned skin on her back and burns on the palms and backs of her hands.

The accident happened about 2:10 p.m.

McDowell said he did not know where the girl lives.