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Las Vegas man burned trying to fight fire dies of injuries

Updated May 15, 2017 - 9:53 pm

A man who was hospitalized with critical burns after trying to put out a fire in his backyard in central Las Vegas died Monday.

The fire occurred on May 5 on the 300 block of South Crestline Drive, between Alta and Torrey Pines Drives.

The man was burned on his feet and legs and was taken to University Medical Center. He was not identified Monday, pending notification of next of kin.

The fire caused an estimated $5,000 in damage, destroying a shed and wood fence. Firefighters had it under control in less than 10 minutes after arriving. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Contact Bianca Cseke at bcseke@reviewjournal.com or (702) 383-0381. Follow @biancacseke1 on Twitter.

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