New Sharon burn victim in serious condition

Portland Press Herald, Maine
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Mar. 23—PORTLAND — A New Sharon who was burned over 80% of his body Monday evening at his home was listed in serious condition Tuesday morning at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Caroline Cornish, manager of communications and public affairs, said.

John Gill, 85, of 33 Gloria Road, had been listed in critical condition Monday after pouring gasoline on trash he was burning in an outdoor barrel, according to Shannon Moss, public information officer or the Maine Department Public Safety.

Gill was flown to Maine Medical Center for treatment.

The New Sharon Fire Department was called to Gill's home about 5 p.m. The Office of the State Fire Marshal was contacted because of the nature of the injury, Moss wrote in a media statement.