Man severely burned in house fire in Hazelwood -

Man severely burned in house fire in Hazelwood

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A man suffered substantial burns to his body after accidentally setting his house on fire in Hazelwood on Sunday night, firefighters said.

Around 10:10 p.m., the victim tried to light the fireplace at his home on Kenwood Drive when he accidentally set the house on fire, according to firefighters. Flames were shooting from the home when firefighters arrived.

Firefighters pulled the man from the house and he was taken to a hospital with severe burns to his body. He was the only person home at the time.

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