Sleeping transient burned by campfire in Portland



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.


Information from: The Oregonian,