Maryland Man Badly Burned in Barbecue Accident

Victim sustained burns to about 50 percent of his body Monday

Monday, May 28, 2012  |  Updated 1:23 PM EDT
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Md. Man Burned in Barbecue Accident

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A Maryland man sustained burns to about 50 percent of his body Monday in a barbecuing accident.

Bruce Sharp, of Waldorf, is being treated for non-life-threatening first- and second-degree burns .

Sharp, 45, was injured while igniting a 270-gallon barrel that had been converted into a homemade grill. Vapors from the ignitable liquid suddenly flashed, burning him.

Sharp was able to drive himself to a local medical center and was then transferred to the Washington Hospital Center's Burn Unit.

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