Student hurt in school fire is still in critical condition

May 11, 2002|BY Andrew Schotz and Dan Kulin

The Washington County Technical High School student burned while cooking Thursday was still in critical condition Friday night at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.

Dustin Holley, 17, of Smithsburg, was working with two other students on a flamb chicken dish when cooking liquor caught fire and burned the students.

Holley suffered third-degree burns to his chest and face.

A female student suffered second-degree burns and a male student had minor burns.

Washington County Public Schools spokeswoman Carol Mowen would not disclose the names of the other two students on Friday.

She said one of the two returned to school Friday and the other spent the day at home.

Mowen said Holley was one of two students observing as a third student demonstrated the flamb method.

The students were helping prepare lunch for the school, Mowen said.

Psychological counselors were at the Technical High School Thursday and Friday to talk to students.

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