Shed fire severely burns elderly man - Tucson News Now

Shed fire severely burns elderly man

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An elderly man suffered life-threatening burns in a shed fire Saturday afternoon in the 200 Block of North Palomas.

Tucson Fire responded after receiving multiple 9-1-1 calls around 1 p.m., including one in which the caller reported hearing explosions and screams near the scene, Capt. Jeff Langejans told Tucson News Now.

Neighbors found the man inside the shed, moved him into a garden and started cooling his skin, Langejans said.

The first crew arrived and treated the patient, who was transported to a local hospital.

Other firefighters battled the fire, encountering overhead power lines and combustibles around the shed.

No one else was injured in the fire, Langejans said.

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