- Associated Press - Saturday, February 20, 2016

GOFFSTOWN, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire fire officials are warning people not to use accelerants when trying to light a brush pile fire, after a Goffstown man was severely burned Friday.

The 27-year-old victim, who was airlifted to a Boston hospital, was not identified. Officials say he was listed in critical condition Friday.

Goffstown Fire Chief Richard O’Brien tells WMUR-TV (bit.ly/1SXcCWf) the man suffered extreme burns to his face, chest, hands and legs.

O’Brien said the man was using gasoline while attempting to start a fire to burn debris off Blue Jay Lane. O’Brien says igniting paper is the safest way to start a fire and accelerants should never be used.


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