Firefighters seek help for police officer's son severely burned

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Photos courtesy of the Huntersville Fire Department.

HUNTERSVILLE - The Huntersville Fire Department is asking for help for a police sergeant whose son was seriously burned in a freak accident.

Last Sunday Sgt. Brian Luthart’s 3-year-old son, Griffin Luthart, was severely burned after a lantern explosion during a family outing.

Griffin was burned on both of his arms and legs, and was immediately airlifted to the North Carolina Children’s Hospital at UNC Health Care in Chapel Hill. He is undergoing extensive surgery.

Griffin and his father are friends of the Huntersville Fire Department. Griffin visited Station 2 one week prior to the accident.

As soon as the Huntersville Fire Department found out about the accident, they notified the Firefighter’s Burned Children Fund for financial assistance and made arrangements for family housing at the Ronald McDonald House in Chapel Hill.

Huntersville police officers traveled to Chapel Hill to support Luthart and set up temporary housing until the Ronald McDonald housing was secured.

The North Mecklenburg Chapter of the Police Benevolent Foundation has set up the “Griffin Luthart Recovery Fund” which you can transfer or donate to at any Wells Fargo bank. Donations can also be made by clicking here.

You can also assist the Luthart family by texting the phrase COPS GRIFFIN to 85944 to make a $10 donation to the recovery fund through your cellphone bill. Donations are tax deductible and 100 percent of the donated funds will go directly to the Luthart family.

The fire department also encourages people to drop off aluminum cans at the can trailers at each of the three Huntersville fire stations. One hundred percent of the funds from can donations go directly to the FFBCF.