1-year-old Charlotte burn victim comes home

EMBED </>More News Videos

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.

Report a Typo
Related Topics:
newsfireburn injuriesnorth carolina newsgood newsCharlotte
(Copyright ©2016 WTVD-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

Load Comments