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Md. man burned while lighting homemade grill

Monday - 5/28/2012, 1:46pm  ET

WALDORF, Md. - Authorities say a Waldorf man set himself on fire while trying to light a homemade barbecue pit.

Forty-five-year-old Bruce Sharp is being treated for non-life-threatening first- and second-degree burns. The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office says he was burned on about half his body.

The office says Sharp was injured while igniting a 270-gallon barrel that had been converted into a grill. Vapors from the flammable liquid caused a flash that burned him.

Sharp drove himself to a local hospital but was transferred to the burn unit at Washington Hospital Center.

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