Sleeping transient burned by campfire in Portland

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A transient was seriously burned when his sleeping bag caught fire in a campfire under a bridge in Portland.

Battalion Chief Merrill Gontermann says the man in his 50s was taken to Legacy Emmanuel Medical Center with burns over a significant portion of his body.

The Oregonian reports the fire was spotted Sunday evening by a driver on the Portland Highway who noticed something on fire and moving at the 42nd Street overpass. He stopped, extinguished the fire and called for help.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com