RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — Two boys are in the hospital after they were severely burned while attempting to shoot a video.
William Monzon was watering his lawn just before 10 p.m. Friday when he heard two boys screaming from across the street.READ MORE: Following Texas Hostage Episode, LA Authorities Reaffirm Synagogue Safety
“They were saying, ‘We’re burning! We’re burning!'” he recalled. “I asked what happened and they said, ‘We got burned with the gas.'”READ MORE: Man Dies After Being Thrown From Wheelchair By Hit-And-Run Driver In Costa Mesa
The fire department says the two boys, around 13 years old, tried to light a fire with gasoline for a video they were shooting when it exploded in their faces.
Monzon says all he could do was douse the boys with water, turn off the gas line and call 911.MORE NEWS: Comedian Louie Anderson Dies At 68 After Battle With Cancer
The boys were burned on their face, torso and hands.