Elderly burn victim dies of injuries he suffered in fire

Published: Dec. 5, 2011 at 6:11 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 4, 2012 at 9:56 AM EST
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - An elderly man severely burned in a fire before Thanksgiving has passed away from his injuries.

88-year-old Ben Rau, Jr. died this weekend. He suffered burns over 70 percent of his body in the fire on Stevens Avenue in the Highlands. A neighbor rushed in to help him.

Rau is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter, six grandchildren and a brother. Funeral services are planned for Thursday.

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