Several teens seriously injured in bo...

Several teens seriously injured in bonfire blast

There are 25 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Jul 13, 2008, titled Several teens seriously injured in bonfire blast. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Police are unsure of exactly how many people were hurt in bonfire blast in Van Buren County.

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turdshooter

Brunswick, OH

#1 Jul 13, 2008
how sad. teens enjoying something other than running the streets and something like this happens. bet someone threw an aersol can into the fire.
RonRam

Hudsonville, MI

#2 Jul 13, 2008
What blew up? Did someone throw a box of shot gun shells in the fire?
croton neighbor

Grand Rapids, MI

#3 Jul 13, 2008
"A number of questions remain about the explosion, including why although five ambulances and two fire departments were dispatched to the scene, police were not notified until Satruday, hours after the explosion."
Sorry this just doesn't fly for a news article, when ambulance or fire are dispatched it goes out to police agencies too, and if they ended up at the hospital police would have possibly been there too, so something isn't being reported right,
ever heard of central dispatch or the screens in police cars today???
just my two cents channel 8 reporters!
pjdutchville

United States

#4 Jul 13, 2008
What? The Van Buren Co. Sheriffs Dept. can't count? Take a poll..."Are you hurt?" "Yes, sir"...okay that's ONE.........

Probably some girl threw her boyfriend's cell phone into the bonfire, because he was sharing all the naked pictures she shouldn't have sent to him.
Alvin

Dillon, CO

#5 Jul 13, 2008
I hope all parents are looking through those rose colored glasses to think that those kids just sitting at a camp fire are telling ghost stories instead of running the streets. Those "innocent camp fires" lots more goes on than smores and stories!! Open up your eyes, not all the crap with kids goes on in the city!
mugwah

United States

#6 Jul 13, 2008
Ya, I rember the bonfires of my teen years. Often there was one or more persons pulling crazy dangerous stunts that put other people at risk. I think people who do that sort of thing should be charged with a crime. Who put what in the fire to cause this to happen? Should not have done so....
MaP

AOL

#7 Jul 13, 2008
Do not make judgements until you hear the entire accurate story...this was NOT an unsupervised teen event here. There was a parent and little children at this bonfire also. No dangerous stunts! It WAS in Fact "an innocent campfire", and sad that people jump to conclusions.
MaP

AOL

#8 Jul 13, 2008
Do not make judgements until you hear the entire accurate story...this was NOT an unsupervised teen event here. There was a parent and little children at this bonfire also. No dangerous stunts! It WAS in Fact "an innocent campfire", and sad that people jump to conclusions.
RonRam

Hudsonville, MI

#9 Jul 13, 2008
Hello, bonfires just don't blow up wounding children unless someone put something "in the fire." Maybe there was an old WWII embedded unexploded ordinance in a piece of timber--NOT. The parts don't make sense here. I'd like to learn more.

“Be Respectful”

Since: Jul 08

Grand Rapids

#10 Jul 13, 2008
No, all of the facts have not come out regarding this tragic event. I'm sure they will, eventually, but until then, let's all hope and pray that the kids come out okay. This is so sad, and one of them lost an eye. How awful.
mimi

United States

#11 Jul 13, 2008
Hmmmmm..........14 and 15 yr olds out at midnight!!! When my kids were at the age.....10:0
absolutely no later..........trouble,troube, everywhere!!!!!!!!!!
concerned

AOL

#12 Jul 13, 2008
whats wrong with you all kids were hurt by an awful accident and thats what it was an accident!!!! i am personally effected by this and for every one to judge before the facts come out is really ignorant!!! the kids were supervised and when your at your lake house in the summer it is not uncommon to sit around a bonfire after midnight!!! check your self i bet you really didnt know what your 14 and 15 year olds were really doning at 10pm dont kid your self...... these were just kids having summer fun and not running the streets!!!!!
concerned

AOL

#13 Jul 13, 2008
did anyone think that last weekend was fouth of july and maybe just maybe something fell in and didnt explode and finally did when the fire was ignighted??????
Car Guy

Grand Rapids, MI

#14 Jul 13, 2008
mimi wrote:
Hmmmmm..........14 and 15 yr olds out at midnight!!! When my kids were at the age.....10:0
absolutely no later..........trouble,troube, everywhere!!!!!!!!!!
Grow up mimi, it was a Summer evening bonfire, with an adult & others,no work or school the next day. our church group has outings like camp outs, & bonfires etc., and you are up well past midnight.
not everyone in the world runs on your schedule, and there is nothing wrong with those that don't live on it either. I still remember one of my old teachers (and this was kids in the 40's& 50's) telling us that Time makes no difference, If they had to be home by 9-10 whenever, they just did what they were going to do, pranks, mischief, etc. earlier.
RonRam

Hudsonville, MI

#15 Jul 13, 2008
MaP wrote:
Do not make judgements until you hear the entire accurate story...this was NOT an unsupervised teen event here. There was a parent and little children at this bonfire also. No dangerous stunts! It WAS in Fact "an innocent campfire", and sad that people jump to conclusions.
An "innocent" campfire doesn't blow up on it own...someone put something in the fire. The only innocent are the unsupervised kids that got hurt.

“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#16 Jul 13, 2008
mimi wrote:
Hmmmmm..........14 and 15 yr olds out at midnight!!! When my kids were at the age.....10:0
absolutely no later..........trouble,troube, everywhere!!!!!!!!!!
LOL, I don't know how old either you or your kids are but Me and my friends were that age we would wait until Mom and Dad went to sleep and then sneak out of the house and go TP'ing.
Jim C- Palos Park Il

Orem, UT

#17 Jul 13, 2008
I know families involved. Great people with even greater kids. Stupid judgments by stupid people don't help anything. These people need prayers from everyone not this crap.
RonRam

Hudsonville, MI

#18 Jul 13, 2008
Well, some adult will have to see the judge, glad it isn't me.
KS LOCKPORT ILLINOIS

AOL

#20 Jul 13, 2008
I ALSO KNOW THE FAMILIES INVOLVED VERY CLOSLY I AGREE THESE ARE GREAT PEOPLE AND GREATER KIDS. I TRUST THEM WITH MY OWN CHILDREN!!! ITS A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT AND PLEASE PRAY FOR THE KIDS AND ADULTS STOP JUDGING AND MAKING STUPID COMMENTS.....WHAT EVER HAPPENED WAS AND ACCIDENT PLAIN AND SIMPLE SAY PRAYERS THERE NEEDED!!!!!!!
prayers please

Orland Park, IL

#21 Jul 13, 2008
well all of you people can come of with false lies and respect all of you that realize what has really happend there. please keep me family and friends in your prayers

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