Bonfire explosion lands three people in hospital

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 11:48pm

Three people were rushed to the hospital Saturday night after being injured in an explosion in Vinton.

El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies say a family on the 8000 block of Kiely Road was having a bonfire and wanted to make it more intense so they threw a flammable liquid, believed to be paint thinner, on the flames.

A 34 year-old man, a 26 year-old woman, and a 31 year-old woman all suffered third degree burns and were rushed to the hospital. Their conditions are unknown. Look for more updates on


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