AMHERST - An teen was airlifted to a Halifax hospital early Monday after an explosion during a camping trip near Oxford.
At 12:08 a.m., Cumberland RCMP, along with Oxford Fire Department and EHS, responded to a report of an explosion in Oxford.
The Mounties say a group of teenagers had been camping and poured gasoline on embers in a campfire when flames ignited the gas can, causing it to explode.
As a result, an 18-year old male was transported to hospital by ambulance with critical burns. He was later transferred by EHS Lifeflight to Halifax.
The Oxford RCMP continue to investigate this incident.