1-year-old Charlotte burn victim comes home

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The baby was burned when a gas can exploded

A Charlotte family is celebrating a homecoming that almost didn't happen.

One-year old Emily Hinton is back in her house six months after an explosion severely burned her body.

WSOC-TV reports the baby was burned when a gas can exploded while her grandmother was burning trash outside.

Family, friends, and the Charlotte Fire Department welcomed Emily home Thursday.

Since that explosion, she's had seven surgeries and faces a long road ahead. Her next surgery is in two months, but she'll need continuing care her entire life.

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