New Mexico child being treated in Lubbock with severe burns - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

New Mexico child being treated in Lubbock with severe burns

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – A Carlsbad boy is being treated in Lubbock, after his mother discovered him on fire inside a bedroom closet.

Investigators think 6-year-old Zachery Pope and his 4-year-old brother were playing with a lighter when the fire broke out on Thursday. Pope was flown to UMC's burn unit with severe burns over most of his body. His mother also suffered burns to her hands and forearms. The younger brother was not injured.

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