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Man critically injured in RV fire

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - Hillsborough County firefighters are investigating a RV fire that sent a man to the hospital with burn injuries.

Firefighters responded to a RV fire at 8443 Manatee Bay Drive in Northwest Hillsborough County near Westchase about 5:25 p.m., Hillsborough County Fire Rescue spokesman Ronnie Rivera said.

They found a camper engulfed in flames and a man with visible burn injuries sitting nearby. Two residents at the Bay Bayou RV Park rescued the unidentified man from the RV after spotting the fire.

The fire was quickly extinguished, Rivera said. Paramedics treated the man onsite before he was airlifted in critical condition to Tampa General Hospital.

Officials with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue and the State Fire Marshal’s Office were called to the scene to determine the cause of the fire.

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