The devastated mum says the campfire caused horrific burns to her daughter’s face and body…

A mum has shared her horror and heartbreak after her daughter suffered horrific campfire burns to her face and body during an Easter camping trip. The mum says that the family were unaware that the fire pit they had been usingĀ had a gas cooking cylinder buried underneath, and is warning other families to check and clear the pits before they use them.

Totally Unexpected

The family decided to go camping for the Easter weekend and had only had the campfire running for 10-20 minutes when the explosion occurred. “It turns out someone before us had buried a gas cooking can underneath the firewood still there,” the mum said. “So we built a fireĀ on the same fire pit and when it exploded my daughter copped the lot of it.” The little girl suffered horrific burns and was rushed to hospital where she was placed in the ICU burns unit. “We are now in the ICU burns unit with my baby girl who was just happily sitting on her chair near the fire enjoying her night,” the mum wrote on Facebook.

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Deliberate And Cruel

The mum said she believes whoever buried the gas can under the fire put did it deliberately. “Who the hell would honestly be that sick and twisted to do something like that to purposely hurt someone let alone a child?” she asked. The family hope that their story will encourage others to be more aware of the potential dangers and check that fire pits are clear before using them. “An amazing night turned horribly wrong so quickly,” the mum said.

This story is so scary, especially with so many families heading off on camping trips at this time of year. We can only hope that this little girl makes a full recovery.

Has your child been badly injured on a family holiday? Share your story in the comments.


  • Some people are just idiots! They are just out to hurt other people regardless of consequences. I hope she is recovering well x

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  • Who the hell would do that, some psycho. Poor little mite. Hope she recovers quickly and it doesn’t leave to much scarring.

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  • This is awful it’s unbelievable someone would intentionally bury a can for the next person to be injured. Tragic for the little girl and her family.

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  • Such a horrific thing to happen to this poor little girl. I hope she makes a speedy recovery. Whoever did this is a very sick person indeed.

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  • This is absolutely horrific! Poor little girl!

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  • OMG… Can’t imagine such a thing… We went camping with my 18 month and 5 yo… It’s horrible… My prayers with the darling.. Get well soon…

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  • Gosh how stupid can people be!!! What a stupid and horrible thing to do. I hope this poor child recovers physically- much harder emotionally for the child and family. Poor things.

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  • What a stupid thing for someone to do. That’s poor little girl and her family.

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  • How terrible for this little girl. Do hope the scars will not be there for life. They would be a constant reminder of the trauma and pain she is going through.

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  • How awful! Hope she makes a complete recovery quickly, traumatic for the little girl and the family.

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  • Poor little mite! I hope her recovery is fast!

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  • How horrific! That poor baby! Luckily nobody was killed! Some people are just horrendous and think it will be funny! I hope they see this and get a wake up/grow up call!

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  • Poor thing, that’s terrible.

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  • Poor child. This would have been traumatic for her and the family.

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  • Thankfully mine have never been seriously injured. I have a terrible burn as a child and as a result I have been work health and safety Mum

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