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Fire victims fundraiser set

Leader Staff

A fundraising event for the five young victims injured by a gasoline fire in Perry on Nov. 15, will be held at the Peak, 1455 S. Commerce Way, Perry, on Friday, Nov. 30, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Helping Hands – Healing Hearts event is for the entire family and will include pictures with Santa, a silent auction, games, activities, bake sale, entertainment the local fire department and a boutique with vendors.  The Healing Tree will also be featured and families may choose to donate or purchase items to benefit the affected families.

The boys, ages 7-10, were injured after they began experimenting with gasoline and fire while walking home from school.  The combination resulted in an explosion that sent three of the boys by helicopter to the University of Utah Burn Center.  The youngest victim, Tayton Winward, suffered burns over 14 percent of his body, mainly to his arms and face, and will remain in ICU for the next several weeks.

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