Man Critically Injured In Baton Rouge House Fire

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A burn victim is in the hospital in critical condition after an accidental house fire Tuesday evening on Shelley Street.

Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesman Curt Monte said the man was cleaning tools with a flammable liquid and then lit a lighter, causing the fumes to flash.

Monte said the fire was quickly contained before it could spread.

Officials say a female resident of the home escaped the blaze unharmed, but the man remains in critical condition.

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