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Man hospitalized after setting self on fire while removing fuel tank in Winston-Salem

(Stock photo)

(Stock photo)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston Salem Fire Department units were dispatched to West Northwest Boulevard Thursday morning in reference to a person on fire.

Firefighters and emergency personnel responded to 727 W. Northwest Blvd. shortly after 11 a.m. and discovered a man suffering from burns to his legs.

The fire was out upon arrival.

The man was transported to Baptist Hospital with second degree burns on his legs.

According to firefighters, the man was attempting to cut and remove a fuel line and tank with a circular saw with no permits.

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