Teen Girl Fights For Life After New Year’s Eve Bonfire Accident

Layne Chesney

A South Florida young person is battling for her life in the wake of affliction severely charred areas to more than 95 percent of her body amid a New Year’s Eve campfire. Layne Chesney, 14, was seriously singed while making s’mores at a companion’s home in Fort Pierce on Sunday. St. Lucie County Sherriff’s agents said Layne attempted to restore a waning flame by pouring gas on it, causing the gas would she be able to was holding to detonate.

“The flares of the fire were going out and fuel spilled onto the fire and she progressed toward becoming immersed on fire,” the youngster’s mom Leigh Chesney told journalists outside Kendall Regional Medical Center, as indicated by WSVN.

She said specialists aren’t sure if the adolescent will have the capacity to pull through.

“She’s dependably been a contender and I’m going to battle with her, regardless of what it takes,” Leigh Chesney included. “Clearly she’s endured a great deal of distorting wounds. The most extreme are to her chest and her stomach. I simply keep recall how she was and it’s difficult to see her like she is currently.”

She included that her little girl, a ninth grader at Lincoln Park Academy who cherishes softball, will have an extremely troublesome and long fight in front of her.

“The main piece of her body that wasn’t scorched was the base of her feet,” Leigh Chesney included. Due to the seriousness of her wounds, Layne has been placed in a medicinal incited trance like state.


Delegates said three individuals at the gathering – Layne’s 18-year-old companion Hunter Holms and his folks Robert Scott and Stephanie Holmes – were likewise treated for consumes after they endeavored to put out the flares on the youngster’s body.


“(Robert) got her and held her. He utilized his body to put out the flares,” Leigh Chesney stated, as indicated by the TC Palm.

A GoFundMe page was set up by a family companion to help with Layne’s restorative costs.


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