Man suffers severe burns in Cazadero garage fire

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A man was badly burned in a Cazadero garage fire Saturday evening.

Firefighters said the man, in his 30s, had second- and third-degree burns over 75 percent of his body.

“He was outside, laying on the ground,” Monte Rio Fire Chief Steve Baxman said describing first responders’ discovery of the victim when they arrived at the property in 5400 block of Cazadero Highway, about five miles from Highway 116. The fire was reported just after 6:30 p.m.

“We were talking to him. That’s a good sign,” he said, “He couldn’t say too much.”

The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but it destroyed the garage and did minor damage to an adjacent fifth wheel trailer, according to Baxman.

The injured man was taken by helicopter to UC Davis Medical Center. Fire officials were not able to say if he was a resident of the property.

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