LOUISVILLE (WAVE) - A man is recovering at University Hospital after being badly burned Monday night in a house fire in the Schnitzelburg neighborhood.
Firefighters rushed to the scene just after 10:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Sylvia Street. Rescue crews arrived to heavy flames in the front room on the first floor of a house.
The man, whose name was not known Tuesday morning, suffered significant burns to his torso, according to Lt. Col. Carroll Haueter of Louisville Fire & Rescue.
The man was the only occupant of the home, Haueter said.
LG&E told firefighters there was no power nor gas going to the house. Neighbors reportedly said the home has been without power for several months and the man did not live there on a daily basis. Neighbors said the man has family living next door.
It took firefighters about 15 minutes to extinguish the flames, and there were no other reports of injuries nor damage to other homes.
At last check, arson investigators are still trying to determine how the fire started.
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