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Man in hospital with serious burns after pouring gasoline on fire

Missouri man in hospital with serious burns after pouring gasoline on fire (Photo: MGN)

A man is recovering in the hospital with serious burns after catching fire while trying to pour gasoline on a fire Wednesday evening.

According to the Mexico Department of Public Safety Facebook page, the Audrain Ambulance District and Mexico Public Safety Department responded to a call around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night in reference to a man who had been burned.

When officials arrived, they found a 28-year-old man from Arizona with significant burns to the majority of his body.

Officials said the man poured gasoline on a fire that was burning in a recreational fire pit. The fire traveled to the gas can and ignited the can as well as the man's clothing.

The Facebook post said a woman standing nearby also received burns to her legs.

Both people are recovering at University Hospital in Columbia.


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