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Danbury Man Severely Burned After Gas Pump Explosion

Any witness's are asked to contact the Danbury Detective Bureau at 203-797-4662.
Any witness's are asked to contact the Danbury Detective Bureau at 203-797-4662. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith, file photo

DANBURY, Conn. - An explosion at a gas station Friday morning left a 60-year-old man with severe burns over most of his body, Danbury police said.

Police and fire officials were called to the Wheels Gas Station on Tamarack Avenue at about 6:23 a.m. on a report that a man had suffered burns, police said.

The victim, a Danbury resident, had been pumping gas into his car when the explosion occurred, police said.

He was transported to Danbury Hospital to be treated for severe burns over most of his body, police said. 

Any witnesses are asked to contact the Detective Bureau of the Danbury Police Department at 203-797-4662.

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