Breathing in hot air or gases can injure your lungs and cause inhalation injuries. Breathing in toxic gases, such as carbone monoxide, can cause poisoning.
Burns can injure the skin layers and may also injure other parts of the body, such as muscles, blood vessels, nerves, lungs, and eyes.
Burns are defined as first, second, third, & fourth degree. The degree the burn is categorized depends on how many layers of skin & tissue are burned. The deeper the burn and the larger the burned area, the more serious the burn is.
First Degree Burns are burns of the first layer of skin.