Surrey fire crews bring the victim to safety.

VIDEO: Homeless man seriously burned on cooking stove

Man was found Sunday suffering serious burns in an isolated camp in Cloverdale

A homeless man is in hospital recovering from serious burns after his clothes caught fire when he was near a cooking stove on the weekend.

At just after noon on Sunday, fire crews were called to what was thought to be a water rescue, at an isolated area near 53 Avenue and 182 Street, in Cloverdale.

At the same time, Surrey RCMP received a call at about 12:30 p.m. from a woman who heard cries in a bushy area, near that location.

RCMP found the injured man, who had suffered extensive burns, in his isolated camp located on an island in a pond.

Assistant Chief Brian Woznikoski told The Leader Monday it’s believed the man’s clothing caught fire while he was cooking.

“He had second-degree burns to his face, chest and arm,” Woznikoski said. “It sounds like he was cooking.”

Firefighters used a ladder and basket stretcher to retrieve him and transfer him to BC Ambulance Service for transport to hospital.

 

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