Thirteen-year-old camper sustained total body surface area burns–22% second degree burns and 10% third degree burns-when he and a friend gained access to a gasoline container that was readily available in an unlocked camp garage.


The boy and his parents brought a negligence claim against the camp for failure to supervise minor campers, and failure to safely store flammable material. The gasoline was readily available to the campers despite the camp’s knowledge that campers had been using the gasoline for the purpose of “huffing”, which involves the inhalation of gasoline fumes.