Crestview man recovering from burns

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Published: Monday, August 11, 2014 at 05:47 PM.

A Crestview man is recovering from upper-body injuries he received over the weekend while trying to burn debris.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies and other first responders were called to 3400 Melissa Lane around 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

They found 35-year-old Kyle Cox alert and responsive, but with what appeared to be second-degree burns to his hands, arms, and chest.

Cox said he was attempting to burn off a pile of brush in a burn pit on land across the street, using gasoline as an accelerant. 

However, when he ignited it, he was accidentally burned. Cox was flown by medical helicopter to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola and then on to the USA Burn Center in Mobile.

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