A 15-year-old boy had to be flown by LifeFlight helicopter to Maine Medical Center in Portland Wednesday after falling into a firepit in Shapleigh.

York County Sheriff William King Jr. said the incident took place just after 4 p.m. at a home off Granny Kent Pond Road.

King said the boy tripped and fell into the pit, landing on hot embers. He is expected to recover from third-degree burns, King said.

The LifeFlight helicopter landed at the Shapleigh Elementary School soccer field and transported him to the hospital.

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