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Feb 19, 2016 12:26 PM

UPDATE: Fire explodes in Goffstown, man flown to hospital with serious burns on face, hands

GOFFSTOWN - A man suffered serious burns to his hands and face Friday morning while trying to light a brush fire with gasoline.

Man seriously injured, flown to hospital after trying to light brush fire in Goffstown

Two men were clearing some of the property at 3 Blue Jay Lane for the property owner when the gasoline caused a small explosion, said Fire Chief Richard O’Brien.

Neighbors told NH1 News that their windows rattled from the explosion.

A staging area was set up near the corner of South Mast Street and Normand Road, where a helicopter landed to take the man to Mass General in Boston.

The state Fire Marshal also was called to the scene.

According to town assessing records, the land is owned by Ronald and Susan Cote.

NH1 News has a crew on the scene and will provide updates when available.

Colleen Shaughnessy is a multimedia journalist for NH1 News. You can email her at and follow her on Twitter, @ColleenNH1.

Vanessa Palange is the Assignments Manager for NH1 News. You can email her at and follow her on Twitter, @VanessaP_NH1.

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