Man Severely Burned After Falling Into Fire Pit At Home

RIVERSIDE (CBS) — Authorities Saturday said a man suffered severe burns when he fell into a fire pit at his Riverside County home.

The incident occurred about 10:30 p.m. Friday near Butterfield Stage Road and Temecula Parkway in Aguanga, said fire Capt. Scott Piccini.

The captain said the man was listed in serious condition at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton.

He was initially driven to a local hospital and was later airlifted to a burn center.

According to Piccini, the man suffered burns to his right hand, thigh and leg, as well as second and third degree burns to his right side.

His identity has not been released.

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  • FFL

    Does anyone suspect alcohol or drugs MAY have been the cause? Naa just my suspicious mind.

  • Burn Victims Wife

    First, let me say that this story is totally incorrect. He was not drunk, but tired after working a hard day on the job while many had the day off. He feel asleep near a chimenea. There was no fire pit. The fire spit burning embers on his pant leg which woke him up. He put the flames out with dirt and his hands. He suffered burns to the lower left leg and both hands. I drove him to Temecula and while enroute I called 911. We met the paramedics at Butterfield Station Rd and the 79 south in Temecula behind the CVS. He was airlifted to Arrowhead Regional from there. I wish the media would get the correct facts!

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