The Deputy Chief of the Sandy Bottom Volunteer Fire Department in Lenoir County, North Carolina was seriously burned on Monday while burning leaves at a hunting camp, Kinston.com reported. Timmy Mooring was in critical condition Wednesday night, the site reported. “Something flashed back up on him; it might’ve been gas, but I’m not sure,” Lenoir County Emergency Services Director Roger Dail told the site. “The burns were mostly to his upper body, his face and head.” WITN.com reported that Mooring drove himself to the firehouse after the incident and he was then airlifted to the burn center in Chapel Hill.
Local media reported that this was second time Mooring has been seriously burned. According to the Kinston Firefighters Local 3015 web site, Mooring was seriously burned in an accident at his home in 2008.
According to its Web site, the Sandy Bottom is a small volunteer fire & rescue organization with about 45 members responding to 250-300 calls annually.