Amherst man burned in fire

Apr 11, 2015

Amherst Police are continuing to investigate a fire that severely injured a homeowner on Carriage Hill East.

Reports indicate that a shed behind the house was engulfed in flames when rescuers arrived. A man was found on top of a covered swimming pool nearby where he apparently attempted to douse flames to his clothing. The man suffered severe burns and is being treated at ECMC.

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The fire was contained to the shed, and the cause of the blaze remains unknown.