An 80-year-old man from Blackman Township is now in critical condition after catching on fire this morning.
Firefighters at the Blackman-Leoni Townships Public Safety office say it happened at 8:10 a.m. on the 800 block of Wayne Street.
The man had apparently been putting fluid in his Zippo lighter when some spilled on his clothes and the bed.
He then tried to light a cigarette, and the bedding and his pajamas caught on fire.
His family put out the flames, but he received severe burns to his legs.
The victim is now at the U of M Hospital in critical but stable condition.
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