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12-year-old boy burned in explosion recovers after surgery

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Logan at the Augusta Burn Center after surgery (Courtesy: Family) Logan at the Augusta Burn Center after surgery (Courtesy: Family)
Logan at the Augusta Burn Center after surgery (Courtesy: Family) Logan at the Augusta Burn Center after surgery (Courtesy: Family)
Logan at the Augusta Burn Center prior to surgery (Courtesy: Family) Logan at the Augusta Burn Center prior to surgery (Courtesy: Family)
Boy airlifted after explosion (Courtesy: Mitchell Standsbury) Boy airlifted after explosion (Courtesy: Mitchell Standsbury)
Boy airlifted after explosion (Courtesy: Mitchell Standsbury) Boy airlifted after explosion (Courtesy: Mitchell Standsbury)
BEREA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A 12-year-old boy was recovering following surgery Sunday afternoon after he was burned in an explosion, according to his mother.

Lisa Medlin says her son Logan Waggoner was doing well following surgeries on his arms at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta.

Medlin said Logan was airlifted to the Georgia hospital Saturday afternoon after an explosion outside a home on Helm Court in the Berea area.

Deputies with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office said they responded to the scene just after 1:30 p.m., where they learned Logan and another 12-year-old boy had built a fire to roast hot dogs over, and then threw aerosol cans into the blaze.

When the cans didn't fuel the fire, deputies said Logan hit one of the cans with garden tool, which punctured it and sparked an explosion.

Deputies said Air Trans was called to the scene and flew the boy to Augusta.

Medlin said the child's arms and hands suffered the worst burns, while his face had some minor burns. She said Logan's eyebrows and some of his hair was singed in the blast also.

Medlin said she and Logan both learned a valuable safety lesson from the incident.

Medlin said doctors expect Logan will be able to be released from the hospital Tuesday.

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