Elderly man, grandson burned in Thumb area blaze - WNEM TV 5

Elderly man, grandson burned in Thumb area blaze

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A 72-year-old man and his 4-year-old grandson are being treated for burns after a camper exploded in flames in Sanilac County Wednesday morning.

The Sheriff's Department said a 911 call was received at 10 a.m. reporting a camper trailer and pole barn on fire in the 2600 block of North Rangeline Road in Custer Township.

The older male is from Deckerville. Authorities said he was attempting to light gas burners to the stove of the camper when the inside exploded in flames. Both he and his grandson have been taken to Deckerville Hospital.

Their names and conditions have not been released.

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