- Associated Press - Monday, January 4, 2016

WAYNE, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a man suffered third-degree burns when he poured gasoline into a burning drum full of debris in northern New Jersey.

Wayne Police Capt. Laurence Martin tells The Record newspaper that Anthony Orsillo was working to renovate his son’s house on Sunday when he poured gasoline onto burning debris in the backyard. The container exploded when the flames followed the liquid.

Martin says a neighbor heard Orsillo screaming around 9:30 a.m. in the back yard of the home. The neighbor tried to extinguish the flames by rolling him on the ground and calling 911.

The 57-year-old Newfoundland man sustained burns to his hands, arms, face and chest.

Martin says it appears like he will live. He is being treated at a Livingston hospital.

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