FLORENCE, Ore. -- Authorities say a half dozen young people celebrating the Fourth of July along the Oregon Coast poured gasoline into an underground tank.
One tossed fireworks into it, and another boy's face was severely burned in the explosion just south of Florence.
The Eugene Register-Guard reported Thursday that the unidentified 14-year-old is in stable condition at the Oregon Burn Center in Portland.
His face and right hand were burned. A second boy's face was burned. He was treated in Florence and released. The four others were uninjured.
Sean Barrett, the district fire marshal, said it was a legal type of "fountain" fireworks.