- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - A hospital spokeswoman says one of two boys injured in an explosion outside a home in Enumclaw has been upgraded to serious condition.

Ten-year-old Beau Ward underwent his second surgery Wednesday, and Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg said Thursday he’s now breathing on his own rather than with the help of a ventilator. She says he still has “quite a few” surgeries ahead of him, but he’s making good progress and his family is appreciative of all the support they’ve received from the community.

A fire official said the two boys were apparently using gasoline at a campfire last Friday when the explosion occurred. Ward suffered burns over about 65 percent of his body, while the second boy, who is 9 years old, suffered burns to less than 10 percent of his body. He’s out of the hospital.

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