Three Scouts And Adult Hurt In Explosion

Three Cub Scouts and their den leader are recovering from burns after an explosion while doing an experiment last night. The group was mixing anti-freeze and boric acid in a fire pit outside a church in Raymond, Illinois. The project is meant to create a green flame for a Halloween effect and is done every year. It’s not clear what triggered the explosion, but the three boys were airlifted to a Springfield hospital with burned arms and faces. The den leader was taken in an ambulance.