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Man seriously burned in Raleigh house fire

Posted February 20, 2009 12:11 p.m. EST
Updated February 20, 2009 4:28 p.m. EST

— A Raleigh man suffered burns over half his body Friday morning in a house fire, authorities said.

The man, who is in his mid-50s, escaped the house at 2116 Millbank St. but was seriously burned, said Rusty Styons, assistant chief  of the Raleigh Fire Department.

The man, whose name hasn't been released, was taken to the North Carolina Jaycees Burn Center in Chapel Hill for treatment.

Firefighters responded to the fire at about 8:15 a.m. Styons said it appeared the man was filling a kerosene heater with gasoline when the gas ignited.

The single-family home was severely damaged.