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Augusta Boy, 11, Sets Himself on Fire While Mom is Working; He is Expected to Survive with Facial Burns


Richmond County authorities issued this press release Wednesday evening:

The Augusta Fire Department and RCSO responded to a fire call at the Singleton Apts off Kelly St to a juvenile who set himself on fire. The juvenile is 11 yoa and was home alone with his 3 yoa sister while the mother was at work. The juvenile was transported to Doctors Hospital for 1st and 2nd degree burns to the face and chest area. The injuries were not life threatening. CID and DFACS are investigating. No further information available at this time.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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