Mother warns parents after daughter suffers burns from campfire Mother warns parents after daughter suffers burns from campfire
The mother of an Iowa 2-year-old girl who suffered severe burns wants people to properly put out their campfires. Saturday, Jessica Seitz, her kids... Mother warns parents after daughter suffers burns from campfire

The mother of an Iowa 2-year-old girl who suffered severe burns wants people to properly put out their campfires.

Saturday, Jessica Seitz, her kids and boyfriend were fishing at a sandy spot on the Cedar River, near Palo.

When it was time to go, Jessica’s daughter, Linzee Wimer, tripped and fell into a sand covered pile of ashes. Though the fire appeared to be extinguished, it was still very hot.

Linzee suffered third degree burns on her knee and arm. Doctors said she’ll likely need a skin graft.

Jessica doesn’t know who left the hot ashes, but she never wants something like this to happen again.

“I feel like it’s common sense,” she said. “You should, before you leave that area, you should be putting out your fire. This could happen to anybody. It doesn’t have to be just my 2 year old.”

The Cedar Rapids fire marshal said kicking sand onto flames won’t properly extinguish embers. He said they can stay hot for days. The marshal said water is the best way to put out a campfire.

Obinna Onyia

  • Denell

    2018-03-02 #1 Author

    Glad she’s okay

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  • Toya

    2018-03-03 #2 Author

    This is the kind of stuff that I don’t like, because even if it’s an accident some parents still get charged! I hope she heals soon.

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  • Tashaya gray

    2018-03-03 #3 Author

    Praying for this baby!!!🙌🏾

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  • Ebony Pratt

    2018-03-04 #4 Author

    Glad she’s ok,it could’ve been a worst situation

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  • Aniya Williams

    2018-03-04 #5 Author

    IM so happy she’s ok .

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