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Man sustains life-threatening burns in accident at home

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Issue 12, Volume 18.
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According to officials with North County Fire, a man in his 40s sustained life-threatening burns in an accident at his home in the north end of Fallbrook this morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 9:15 a.m. outside the residence while the man was attempting to clean some mechanical parts in a gasoline-based solution.

"The vapors ignited/flashed, causing life-threatening burns to his body," said John Buchanan, public information officer for North County Fire. "He was airlifted to UCSD burn center."

Buchanan said fire officials caution the public to use only appropriate cleaning solutions. "No one should use a gasoline-based product that can be an ignition source," he said.



Comment Profile ImageLee
Comment #1 | Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 at 1:18 pm
I hope the gentleman will be alright! All the best to you!
Comment Profile ImageRay (the real one)
Comment #2 | Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm
I found out that Gumout cleans parts just a good and it will not kill you.
Comment Profile ImageNorbert
Comment #3 | Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 9:35 pm
Wd-40 works great for degreasing - it removes pretty much everything. Simple green is good for light stuff.
Comment Profile ImageLegal Citizen and Vet
Comment #4 | Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 at 2:18 pm
Keep this man in your prayers..
Comment Profile ImageBarney
Comment #5 | Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 11:43 pm
Is there any update?
Comment Profile ImageHuh?
Comment #6 | Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 10:43 am
FYI, both Gumout and WD-40 are highly flamable.

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