Man burns 60% of body in kitchen accident

Man burns 60% of body in kitchen accident

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A man is in the hospital after suffering severe burns to 60% of his body. 

Firefighters were called to the Broadway Towers Tuesday evening at 6:45. 

They say the man, who's name has not been released, turned on his stove which ignited some nearby paper towels. When he tried to put it out, the flames spread to his clothes and body. 

He was transported to the UT Medical Center for his injuries. His condition is unknown. 

Police say this incident was an accident.
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