A Long County man sustained first- and second-degree burns to his face and third-degree burns to his hands and arms Friday afternoon while trying to put out a grease fire in his kitchen.
The man was flown by helicopter to the Joseph m. Stills Burn Center in Augusta, according to Long/Ludowici Volunteer Fire and Rescue Capt. Timothy Hilliard.
Hilliard said the man, whom he did not identify, was cooking in his home in Teal Mobile Home Park on Arnall Drive when the grease caught fire shortly after 4 p.m.
The man was severely burned while trying to put the fire out. When units from Walthourville Fire and Rescue arrived they found heavy smomke and flames inside the singlewide mobile home. Hilliard said Walthourville firefighters had the fire under control within minutes, but the kitchen sustained heavy fire and smoke damage.