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Elderly homeless man severely burned in Wheatfield fire

An elderly homeless man suffered severe burns in a fire Friday morning in a building at Oppenheim Park in Wheatfield, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office.

The fire in a building about 100 yards from Niagara Falls Boulevard was reported at about 4:50 a.m. The victim suffered burns to his upper and lower extremities and was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment, the Sheriff's Office said.

Firefighters from St. Johnsburg Volunteer Fire Co. extinguished the blaze, the cause of which is under investigation.

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