Pontotoc Co. boy burned by out of control trash fire in critical condition

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PONTOTOC CO., OK -- The boy who was badly burned in the Fitzhugh grass fire earlier this week remains in critical condition.

According to Pontotoc County Sheriff John Christian, the 12-year-old boy was burning trash behind his house with a 5 gallon gas can when it exploded.

Christian says the boy was severely burned from the waist up but was walking and talking when law enforcement arrived.

He was flown to a burn center in Oklahoma City before being transferred to the burn center at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.