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Concord and Birchwood

A person was burned Wednesday afternoon near the intersection of Concord Drive and Birchwood drive. An investigator believes the male was burned while trying to fill a car with gasoline. 

A male found burned Wednesday in a Billings West End neighborhood apparently caught fire while filling a car with gasoline, according to the Billings Fire Department. 

Firefighters were dispatched to Concord Drive and Birchwood Drive at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, said Jeff McCullough, deputy fire marshal.

It was still unknown Wednesday night how the fire started, McCullough said. 

The male was flown to Denver to be treated for his injuries, McCullough said. Neither the male's age nor the extent of his injuries have been released.

"I just know he was trying to go fill up his car with gas and next thing you know he's on fire," McCullough said. "And I don't know the details as to how or why."

The incident remains under investigation, McCullough said. 


Night Reporter

General assignment reporter for The Billings Gazette.