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Mom, 1-year-old son burned after grill explodes in Sussex County, state police say

GREEN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A mother and her 1-year-old son were injured Thursday night after their grill exploded, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sergeant Philip Curry.

On June 2, at 6:40 p.m., troopers responded to a residence on Hunts School Road in Green Township for a report of a grill fire with burn victims, Curry said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that a 30-year-old female was attempting to light a grill when an explosion occurred burning her and her 1-year-old son, Curry said.

The grill fire was extinguished prior to troopers arrival, Curry said.

The child was flown to St. Barnabas Burn Center in stable condition and the mother was transported to Newton Medical Center, Curry said.

A Sussex County Fire Marshal responded and determined there was nothing suspicious about the fire, Curry said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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