EXCLUSIVE: Long Island Teen Critically Burned In Firepot Explosion Making ProgressAfter numerous skin grafts and surgeries, Michael Hubbard can now raise his head, control his feet, unclench his hands, and even speak a bit.
Firepot Explosion Leads To Fuel Gel Ban In Suffolk CountyOn May 28, while getting ready for a wedding reception in a cousin's yard, 14-year-old Michael Hubbard was critically burned when fuel gel, poured into a wickless ceramic firepot exploded.
Long Island Backyard Firepot Explosion Part Of Alarming TrendThe said it was like napalm exploding in a flash. Several fires are raising questions about the safety of firepots, meant to light up backyards and keep mosquitoes away.

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