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Willard man injured in fire

A Willard man suffered first and third degree burns over 40 percent of his body in a fire that occurred Saturday morning inside a shop near his home.

Willard Fire Chief Van Mund said the 24-year-old man, whose name is not being released, told responding officers he was smoking in the shop while filling a riding lawnmower with gasoline when the fire erupted.

Willard and Brigham City fire units were dispatched, as was a Brigham City ambulance and Willard and Perry police officers and a Utah Highway Patrol trooper.  The victim was transported to  Brigham City Community Hospital where a Life Flight helicopter transferred him to the burn unit at University of Utah Hospital.

Mund said the estimated loss is $80,000 to $90,000, including the shop and a number of vehicles housed there.

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