Man suffers significant burns, transported to hospital

Vernon police cruiser.
Vernon police cruiser.(WFSB File)
Published: Nov. 19, 2022 at 5:16 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 19, 2022 at 5:17 PM EST
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VERNON, Conn. (WFSB) - The Vernon Police Department say the responded to 38 East Street at 3:22pm this evening for a report of a man with severe burns.

The victim is a 43-year-old male and his injuries are described as “significant.”

His injuries are believed to be caused by a bonfire accident.

He was transported by Lifestar to the Bridgeport Burn Unit at Bridgeport Hospital.