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Monday, January 14, 2013

Man badly burned when tent catches fire

PLEASANT HILL -- A 56-year-old man living outdoors in Pleasant Hill was badly burned when his tent caught fire early Monday, authorities said.

Police found the man lying naked on the side of Taylor Boulevard near Morello Avenue around 4:20 a.m. with severe burns on his legs, arms and torso.

He told officers his tent had caught fire when he lit a candle.

The man was airlifted to the burn unit at UC Davis in critical condition, police said. His name has not been released.
Source: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Man-badly-burned-when-tent-catches-fire-4193050.php

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