A 19 year old unidentified male was airlifted to an area burn center late Saturday afternoon after sustaining serious injuries at a residence on County Road 597 off of County Road 131 in Cedar Bluff. The victim was apparently burning leaves in the yard using an accelerant when the can ignited burning him about the hands and arms.
He was rushed from the scene to a landing zone at the Cedar Bluff Football Field and taken to a burn center for treatment, his condition remains unknown. Cherokee EMS along with Cedar Bluff Firefighters and Police responded to the scene. Well have additional information as it is made available.