Man suffers 40 percent burns to his body after using gas to try and kill ant beds

Man suffers 40 percent burns to his body after using gas to try and kill ant beds

POSTED: Friday, April 6, 2012 - 4:30pm

UPDATED: Friday, April 6, 2012 - 4:34pm

A man is recovering in a local hospital today after suffering burns to 40 percent of his body. We’re told the accident happened when he was using gasoline to try and kill off a bed of ants.

KPLC, the NBC affiliate in Lake Charles, reports that the incident occurred on Thursday, April 5 in the 1800 block of Lablanc Street in Vinton. The Vinton Fire Department says the 73-year-old man poured the gas on the bed and attempted to light it when it flared-up and caught him on fire as well.

The man was airlifted to a medical center in Lafayette.

We’re told he is now listed in stable condition.
 

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