Sleeping transient burned by campfire in Portland
Sunday, May 22, 2011
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, http://www.oregonlive.com