contact withoi anous plant. why it took him so long to realize something w. wro nothing wrong with the weather air, melia. >> exactly, pat, but we could use the rain. not a lot in the forecast, but i'm going to break down when you could see a few showers and thunderstormsver the next few days coming up. >>> we're heard the warnings about a poisonous hogweed plant in our area, and now we're seeing its harmful effects. erika gonzalez joins us with a look at how one local teenager suffered serus burns from this. erika? >> reporter: pat, a 17-year-old from northern virginia is now in the hospital because of those burns. a warning. some of this video is hard to watc 17-year-old alex childress was working as a landscaper in w spotsylavnn he thought he was cutting down just another bush. some of i falling square on him, but it wasn't until he got home and showered that he realized something was wrong. his mom took one look at him, he says, and knew instantly he had third-degree burns. this interview tha you're about to see is from his hospital bed inside vcu's burn unit where he's recovering.
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