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Calgary man critically injured by explosion from flammable liquid used on backyard fire

A Calgary man suffered severe burns when a flammable liquid was used on a backyard fire, resulting in an explosion that sent him to hospital in critical condition, according to the fire department.

Firefighters found man severely burned near outdoor fire pit

A Calgary Fire Department truck is seen in this file photo. Firefighters responded to a backyard in northeast Calgary on Tuesday, where they found a man near a fire pit suffering from severe burns. (David Bell/CBC)

A Calgary man suffered severe burns when a flammable liquid was used on a backyard fire, resulting in an explosion that sent him to hospital in critical condition, according to the fire department.

Firefighters responded to a home in the 4800 block of Edmonton Trail N.E. just before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, where they found the injured man near a fire pit and began treating his burns.

Paramedics with Alberta Health Services also arrived and transported the man to hospital in critical condition.

No one else was injured and the fire did not spread to the home or damage any other property.

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