National Post (Latest Edition)
GIRL, 13, DIES AFTER HAIR IGNITES AT BACKYARD FIRE PIT
A 13-year-old girl has died after being burned at a backyard fire pit in British Columbia. Lynn Peerless says she looked out her backyard window in Terrace last week when she heard her daughter Grace, pictured, screaming and saw her hair on fire. She said she told her daughter to stop, drop and roll, while her son grabbed a hose to put out the flames. Peerless said doctors told her that Grace had a 95-per-cent chance of surviving when she was transported to B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. She said Grace died on Saturday when medical complications put her into cardiac arrest. The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating the exact cause of death. Peerless believes hair spray may have acted as an accelerant when an ember landed on Grace’s clothing or hair.