The York Dispatch has reported on the horrific accident that befell author, Brian Keene earlier this week - thankfully Brian is a fighter and his great sense of humour is already evident as he thanks fans for coming to his aid via a GoFundMe page.
York County native and celebrated author Brian Keene has written many horror stories set in southcentral Pennsylvania, where he still makes his home.
But this week he became the subject of his own personal horror when he was badly burned in a mishap on a friend's property in Lower Windsor Township.
Keene, 50, who lives along the Susquehanna River near Long Level, was helping a friend clear her property of flood debris about 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, and was burning brush, he told The York Dispatch on Friday, June 8.
The wind shifted and pushed heat and flames at the author, who suffered first- and second-degree burns to his face and second-degree burns to his arm, he said.
"They applied Suprathel, a new temporary skin, and the procedure worked, so providing (there are) no complications, I'll be out this weekend and will have a lengthy recovery at home," Keene wrote in a email interview. "It will be a long process — but it could have been much worse."