Just saw this. You are right Mike, my dad got burned pretty bad by a gasoline fire working on his hot rod. It is not good.
The rule of 9s. Different areas of your body are a certain percentage of the total area - arms 9%, legs 18%, body 27% etc. If the total area burned + your age totals more than 100 I was told it is not survivable.Plastic surgery has come a long way since I was involved in burn care, and reconstructive surgery as well. But it is fiction when a severely burned person is shown in a movie or TV being restored to fully "normal" looking even after multiple surgeries. About half of the patients that were treated at the Army's world famous burn center during my time there were civilians, often the worst of the worst that other burn centers felt were beyond their ability to treat. The saddest cases were those that could have so easily been avoided, such as people foolishly pouring lighter fluid on an already burning grill, or not having batteries in smoke detectors in their homes, or adding gas to a totally empty but super hot lawn mower and having the gas vaporize and explode and then ignite the gas container as well. In literally 1/10th of a second the human body can be permanently and seriously burned beyond ever being fully restored and healed. Be careful.