Pontiac boy burned, criminal investigation launched

Oakland County Sheriff's Office says boys parents found him with shirt on fire

Published On: Dec 25 2012 03:00:58 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 26 2012 05:10:04 AM EST
PONTIAC, Mich. -

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office and Child Protective Services are investigating how a 4-year-old Pontiac boy suffered severe burns to his arm and back over the weekend.

The Sheriff's Office said the boy's parents told them they woke up Saturday morning to the screams of the child in the kitchen of their home on Matthews Street -- he was near an open oven and his shirt was on fire.

He is recovering at Children's Hospital in Detroit and is expected to be OK.

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