Friday, February 19, 2016

Man Severely Burned at Circle K Gas Station at McHenry Rd and Lake Cook Rd, Buffalo Grove

Buffalo Grove police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 4:15 PM Friday to a report that a person was on fire at the Circle K gas station, 50 West Lake Cook Road Buffalo Grove, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a person on fire from a gasoline fire at the Circle K Shell gas station at the northwest corner of McHenry Road and Lake Cook Road.

Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a person was on fire near "the gas tank."

Police were first on the scene and reported that fire was out, but request firefighter/paramedics expedite to the scene for a patient with major facial burns -- apparently caused by ignition of gasoline.

The patient was found on the ground with major burns on the Lake Cook Road side of the gas station with full-body burns and a compromised airway.

Paramedics transported the victim to Northwest Community Hospital via Arlington Heights Road with a police escort at about 4:25 p.m.

The patient was transported with extra paramedics on board.

There is no word yet what caused the ignition of the gasoline

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