Man Badly Burned in Mysterious Gas Station Explosion in Danbury

By Ari Mason and Amy Parmenter
|  Friday, Dec 20, 2013  |  Updated 4:16 PM EDT
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Man Badly Burned in Mysterious Gas Station Explosion

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A 60-year-old Danbury man is in critical condition after he burst into flames at a gas station on Tamarack Avenue in Danbury.

Police said he burned in a Friday morning explosion while pumping gas at the Wheels Citgo station at 27 Tamarack Avenue just before 6:30 a.m. It’s not clear what caused the explosion, but police said there is no evidence to indicate it was related to his car.

The victim suffers from burns on 50 percent of his body and is being treated at the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital.

The man, whose name has not been released, was conscious at the scene, but investigators have not been able to question him.

Police are investigating to determine the cause of the explosion, checking surveillance cameras and interviewing witnesses.

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