Cub Scouts injured in chemical explosion expected to recover

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RAYMOND - In an update to a story WAND brought to you earlier this week, Illinois officials say the condition of three Cub Scouts who were injured in a chemical explosion is improving.

The explosion occurred in Raymond on Monday night during a science experiment, in which the scouts and their adult leader attempted to create a green flame by mixing antifreeze and boric acid in a fire pit.

However, police say the mixture exploded, burning the hands, arms, and faces of the children and adult.  All four were taken to the hospital, with all three children being admitted.  According to Raymond Mayor Denny Held, no one involved in the incident was wearing eye protection.

CEO for Springfield's Abraham Lincoln Council and Scout executive Dan O'Brien says the children are expected to fully recover.
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