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U.S. Soldier Suffers Second-Degree Burns in Stove Accident

March 11, 1996

TUZLA AIR BASE, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) _ An American soldier suffered second-degree burns to her face, right arm and back when a leaking carburetor supplying fuel to a mobile kitchen stove accidentally ignited.

U.S. officials said Staff Sgt. Charnita McMullin, 28, a cook for the 40th Engineer Battalion, was injured Sunday at Base Camp Lisa near Vlasenica, a town 20 miles south of the U.S. headquarters at Tuzla.

She was treated at the camp, then evacuated by helicopter to the 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital south of Tuzla and later airlifted to Landstuhl Hospital in Germany for further treatment.

The U.S. spokesman, Maj. Lou Giampiccolo, said he did not know her condition today or her hometown.

He said the cause of the fire was being investigated.

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