Sisters, OR -

Four people are recovering from burns sustained after someone poured gasoline on a warming fire in Sisters.

KGW-TV reports that the incident occurred Saturday night as a small crowd stood around the fire. Deschutes County Sheriff's Sgt. Ty Rupert says the fire was having trouble getting started, so someone decided to pour gasoline on it.

Rupert says the gas exploded the entire can, severely burning four people on their bodies, hands and faces.

Officials say one of the victims is in critical condition. Deputies say alcohol was not a contributing factor in the explosion.