Merrill teen burns hands in mattress fire - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Merrill teen burns hands in mattress fire

Posted:

MERRILL (WAOW) - The Merrill Fire Department says a teenager burned his hands Tuesday while trying to put out a fire that started in an upstairs mattress at his home.

Capt. Scott Krause said the fire erupted about 10:30 a.m. as two teenagers home on spring break reported playing video games in an upstairs bedroom.

Krause said the teenagers reported the fire started because they had a cigarette lighter that exploded. Krause said the cause of the fire remained under investigation.

Krause said the home suffered mostly smoke damage because a fire extinguisher was used and it helped contain the blaze until firefighters arrived.

There was at least one adult in the home at the time of the fire but she was downstairs, Krause said.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WAOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.