Man burned in Punta Gorda fire

CREATED Jan. 4, 2014

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PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - A Punta Gorda man is being treated for life-threatening injuries after he was burned in an early morning fire Saturday.
 
The Punta Gorda Fire Department says the blaze broke out at a mobile home in the 1100 block of Tamiami Trail just after 5:30
 
When crews arrived they say heavy smoke and fire was coming from the front of the home. 
 
After searching around back, they found a 62-year-old man unconscious and suffering from serious burns. 
 
He was flown to Tampa General Hospital. 
 
Officials have not released a cause of the fire.