Boy burned standing close to fire pit

(Herald file photo)

A 10-year-old boy is in hospital recovering from serious burns to his face and hands.

Parkland Ambulance responded to the call in the R.M. of Shellbrook at 7:09 p.m. on Friday–the boy was standing too close to a fire pit while someone was starting a fire.

Paramedics took the boy to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon in stable condition.