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Youth burned Sunday in Colona being treated in Iowa City

Youth burned Sunday in Colona being treated in Iowa City

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The young man injured Sunday while burning brush in Colona has been flown to University of Iowa hospitals in Iowa City for further treatment. 

Colona firefighters were called at 6:13 p.m. to the 1000 block of 6th Street to assist the victim, described as a young man, a spokesman for the Colona Fire Department said Tuesday. The victim suffered burns to his face, hands and extremities while using an accelerant to burn brush. 

He initially was sent to a Quad-Cities hospital for treatment, but has since been sent to Iowa City, the spokesman said. The department did not have an update on his condition.

— ANTHONY WATT, awatt@qconline.com

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