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Man Suffers Severe Burns In Rancho Mirage

Published On: Oct 05 2012 07:22:18 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 05 2012 07:29:17 PM CDT
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A man has suffered 2nd and 3rd burns on his legs and feet at an apartment complex in Rancho Mirage.  Fire trucks were called to the Desert Island Country Club around 4 pm Friday.

An 89 year old man, lit a match and accidentally caught some papers and clothes on fire.  The man tried to put out the fire and caught fire himself.

His wife used a towel to knock the flames down and arriving Deputies used a fire extinguisher to put the fire out.

A helicopter was called in to transport the man to a burn center.

No evacuations were ordered and no other injuries were reported.