- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

SALEM, N.H. (AP) - Firefighters say a Salem, New Hampshire, man is in critical condition after a fire at his home that was caused by an improperly installed vent pipe for a wood stove.

Assistant Fire Chief Paul Parisi tells WMUR-TV (http://bit.ly/1yEhNh3) the man suffered second- and third-degree burns to his head, face and chest area.

Parisi said the man called 911 at about 7:15 a.m. Tuesday. Smoke detectors in the home woke him up.

He said the vent pipe degraded the wood around it over time.

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Information from: WZID-FM, http://www.wzid.com/

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