Accident leaves 1-year-old girl with serious burns

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Police in Cheektowaga are investigating after a 1-year-old girl was burned on 20-percent of her body.

Authorities tell News 4 the child’s 18-year-old uncle was filling a butane lighter Tuesday night at a home on Broad Street when it caught fire.  The child’s mother said it looked like he had a handful of fire. The man went running, and the fire dropped on the child.

Police say they are investigating the incident because they cannot locate the uncle.

The young girl has been taken to Cincinnati to be treated. Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s