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Man Burned While Lighting Homemade Grill

WALDORF, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a Waldorf man set himself on fire while trying to light a homemade barbecue pit.

Bruce Sharp, 45, is being treated for non-life threatening first- and second-degree burns. The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says he was burned on about half his body.

The office says Sharp was injured while igniting a 270-gallon barrel that had been converted into a grill. Vapors from the
flammable liquid caused a flash that burned him.

Sharp drove himself to a local hospital but was transferred to the burn unit at Washington Hospital Center.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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