Medical helicopter needed after Mauriceville toddler receives 3rd degree burn
Published 4:59 pm Monday, July 24, 2023
MAURICEVILLE — A 20-month-old boy is being treated at a Galveston hospital for a 3rd degree burn he received Monday.
Orange County Emergency Service District No. 4 Chief Matt Manshack said the incident took place at approximately 3:30 p.m. Monday on Ashland Drive in Mauriceville.
The injury happened quickly and the child received a burn on the palm of his hand from a stove burner. Manshack said it appears an adult turned away for a second and the toddler touched the stove.
The child was sent via medical helicopter to Galveston and is expected to recover.
— Written by Mary Meaux