LC man life flighted for second degree burns

Published 10:18 am Monday, November 6, 2017

By Eric Williams

The Orange Leader


LITTLE CYPRESS — A Little Cypress man had to be life-flighted to a Galveston Burn Unit for second degree burns after attempting to ignite lawn debris.

According to information obtain from Little Cypress Fire Chief Matt Manchac, the Little Cypress Fire Department responded to a residence at the 3300 block of Stuart Street in reference to a burn victim.

The 53 year old male stated he was burning a pile of debris and limbs in his yard around 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The pile of the debris had a mixture of items and when some of the items ignited it caused a huge flash.

The victim received burns to his legs, arms, and neck area from the flash of the fire.

Acadian Ambulance Service also responded to the scene and launched air rescue which transported the victim to a Galveston burn unit for treatment.

The victim was conscious and alert and appeared to be in stable condition.

Fire officials advise when burning debris, it is important to pay attention to several factors such as what you are burning, the wind direction, and, most importantly what you are using to burn the piles.