Two teens seriously burned

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Benchmark- Marty Remo-CDPE, E-Pro

HARRIMAN - Two teenage Monroe-Woodbury girls remain in intensive care units after sustaining severe burns from flames that were ignited when a friend threw gasoline on a campfire.
The friend apparently threw the fuel to make the fire bigger, said Tow Lowe, chief of Harriman Engine Company One. "They made an error in judgment and it was a bad outcome," he said.
Lowe could not release the names of the victims or those at the gathering, as they were minors, he said. The group consisted of 6-8 teens, who set the fire in a wooded area on Saturday night at 25 Snoop St. in the village, Lowe said.
A woman at the residence told a reporter that the two injured teens were girls, about 14 years old, who went to Monroe-Woodbury. The woman, who was accompanied by an adolescent girl and boy about 14-17 years in age, declined to talk more about the incident.
Firefighters arrived within minutes of the call just before 8 p.m., extinguishing leaves that had also caught fire during the incident. The injured girls were transported to the parking lot at the closed Monroe Ford dealership on Route 17M, where helicopters waited to fly them to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla.
The conditions of the girls was unknown yesterday.
Lowe said the teens told their parents they were going to a friend's house to watch a movie. They apparently went into the woods to toast marshmallows instead, he said. No alcohol was discovered at the gathering, he said.
Orange County fire investigators are continuing to look into the events.

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