The King County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Stan Seo, media relations officer, reported two boys were injured in a explosion in the 24900 block of Southeast 433rd Street.
One of the boys injured in the explosion was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center and the other was taken by Medic One to Harborview. Both are seriously injured from burns.
Seo said the boys are best friends and investigators suspect they were playing with gasoline. The incident occurred at about 4:30 p.m. outdoors.
Fire investigators are investigating the explosion as an “tragic accident” according to Seo.
Updte- Det. are inv. this as a tragic accident, based on ages. The boys are not related but best friends. Our thoughts are with the families
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Correction to ages of the boys, 10 y/o and 9 y/o. The fire inv. confirms this occurred outside, no damage to house. Think positive thoughts
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Update: one of the 10 y/o was airlifted and the other was transported by Medics to HVMC
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Update: Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and the two boys at the hospital.
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Update: KCSO Arson unit will be investigating to make a final determination as to what and how this tragic incident happened
Update: the original call came in at 4:30 pm, initial reports are the boys are both 10 y/o, possibly playing with a gas can, which exploded
KCSO is responding to explosion/fire on call at the 24900 blk of SE 433RD ST, 2 male juv injured and transported to HVMC, Fire inv. enroute