Two police officers in Syracuse, New York rescued a 7-year-old that caught on fire while playing with matches.
Jackari Garrett suffered second- and third-degree burns on 25 percent of his body and was in serious condition Thursday at University Hospital, said Lt. Joe Cecile. The boy was burned on the left side of his body from his face, down his torso, to his leg, Cecile said.
Officers Jeffrey Fleming and Scott Fura were on routine patrol about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday when they spotted the boy running across the street carrying what they thought was a flaming object. The officers quickly realized the boy was on fire, Cecile said.
Fleming and Fura jumped out of their patrol car and chased after the boy, grabbing him and rolling him in wet grass to put the fire out.
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