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Update: Five young men burned Sunday at bonfire in rural Granite Falls identified

The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office says a flammable liquid was poured onto a bonfire early Sunday morning in rural Granite Falls and five young men were injured. Three of them were airlifted, one directly from the scene.

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GRANITE FALLS — Five men who suffered burn injuries early Sunday morning at a bonfire in rural Granite Falls have been identified by law enforcement.

The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a news release that Cole Busack, 20, of Echo, Brody Bloch, 18, of Wood Lake, Lane Louwagie, 20, of Echo, Carter Timm, 20, of Echo, and Jacob Lymer, 18, of Wood Lake, are the five injured who were made known to law enforcement.

Busack, Bloch and Louwagie were all transported by North Memorial Air Care to be treated for their injuries, though their final hospital is not mentioned in the news release.

Timm and Lymer were both treated at Avera Granite Falls Health Center .

The news release says there is no information available about the current medical status of the victims or the extent of the injuries.

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The five were injured Sunday after a flammable liquid was poured onto a bonfire in rural Granite Falls.

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  • Five young men burned Sunday at bonfire in rural Granite Falls The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office says a flammable liquid was poured onto a bonfire early Sunday morning in rural Granite Falls and five young men were injured. Three of them were airlifted, one directly from the scene.

The Sheriff's Office was notified at 2:20 a.m. Sunday. The Wood Lake Fire Department and First Responders, Granite Falls Ambulance, North Memorial Air Care and Upper Sioux Police Department also responded to the scene. The Granite Falls Police Department assisted at the hospital in Granite Falls.

Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at mwasson@postbulletin.com.
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