Four critically burned in Gas Can/Bonfire Explosion

Youngstown, FL - The Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a call for emergency medical services for multiple burn victims on Friday evening at approximately 8:45 p.m. from a residence on Red Wing Road in the Youngstown area of Washington County.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office as well as Washington County EMS and various fire departments were immediately dispatched and responded to the home.

Preliminary investigation revealed that several family members were gathered at the home near a bonfire when someone attempted to pour gasoline on the fire causing the gas can to explode and burning four people.

The four were identified as: Clarence Feldman III, 47, Scott Henry Feldman, 44, Sonya Johnson 65, and Dorsey McClelland 33. All four were severely burned.

All four victims were transported to Bay Medical and were expected to be transferred to Augusta Burn Center in GA. They are currently listed in critical condition.


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