Woman Caught Fire While Grilling. Luckily, Her 2 Little Brave Kids Were Ready To Save Their Mom

Date May 25, 2018 14:27

Backyard barbecue grills always seem like a good idea, but when they are used incorrectly, they may lead to injuries and even fatalities. In fact, each year, 7 thousand Americans are injured while grilling.

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Surely, the situation can be avoided if simple rules are followed. The grill should be kept at least 10 feet from the house.

Besides, it’s necessary to check for gas leaks and keep a fire extinguisher close to you. And if you grill with your kids, it’s definitely crucial to teach them what to do in emergency.

When Alethia Nosek from Phoenix decided have a weekend cookout, she didn’t know this would end badly. At some point, she realized her coals had gone cold.

So, the woman opened the grill and added more coal and lighter fluid. As it turned out, it was too much. As Nosek described:

And just the wall of fire came out, caught my hair on fire, and then my face and my shirt.

The woman was lucky to have 2 quick-thinking children, who were just 10 and 7 years old. Brandon and Kaylee were at home when the accident happened, so they rushed to save their mom.

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Although little Kaylee was scared, the brave girl got Nosek cold stuff like ice. The kids then helped their mom to rip the necklace and watch off. Finally, Brandon called for help:

And then I called Mr. Mark, my step-dad, and then he came here and helped.

The mom-of-two got second-degree burns over 25% of her body. But it could have been a lot worse if not the help of her children.

What to do in such cases?

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For all burns, it’s necessary to stop burning immediately and remove constrictive clothing. Call 911 if the feet, face, hand, or genitals are burned; if the victim is a senior or an infant; or if the skin looks charred.

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With serious burns, seek medical attention at a hospital.

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