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Pair burned after throwing gas on fire in Zebulon

Posted August 14

— Two teens were burned Monday when they threw gasoline and charcoal onto a pile of burning trash and yard debris in Zebulon, authorities said.

The incident occurred at about 11 a.m. at 10772 Patrician Way.

Joshua Strickland, 17, who lives at the home, suffered severe burns and was transported to North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Devin Simonson, 16, of Maxton, suffered minor burns to his legs and was treated at the scene.


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  • Janet Ghumri Aug 14, 8:56 p.m.
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    Prayers for their recovery. Hard lesson learned by these two man children. Hopefully a cautionary tale for others.

  • Ralph Savary Aug 14, 5:55 p.m.
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    2 Darwin runner-ups.

  • Larry Fellers Aug 14, 5:00 p.m.
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    Can't fix stupid...

  • Steve Faulkner Aug 14, 3:55 p.m.
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    Darwinism at work.