A 61-year-old was airlifted after suffering severe burns at a location along North Road in Canandaigua.
It happened around 4:15 p.m. when deputies responded with Canandaigua Fire and Ambulance to North Road for the report of a man on fire.
Responding units located a man behind a garage with severe burns. The fire had been extinguished by bystanders.
However, the victim, who was identified as 61-year-old Robert Burtis, of Canandaigua was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital via Mercy Flight.
No structures or buildings were involved in the fire. The sheriff’s office said in a news release that the fire remains under investigation.
This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.
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