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Man suffers serious burns in fuel tank fire in Cumberland

A man suffered burns on 30 per cent of his body when a fuel tank he was working on or near caught fire on Thursday morning, paramedics say.

Metal on or near fuel tank was being cut when tank caught fire, paramedics say

A man suffered burns on 30 per cent of his body when a fuel tank he was working on or near caught fire on Thursday morning, paramedics say.

It happened at 7:30 a.m. at a gas station on Cameron Street in Cumberland, paramedics said in a media release issued Thursday morning.

The 34-year-old man "was cutting metal on or near a fuel tank when a fuel source caught fire," paramedics said.

He suffered first- and second-degree burns to 30 per cent of his body, and was taken to hospital in serious but stable condition.

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