LocalSYR

Police: Ithaca man dies after burn injuries following fire in “The Jungle”

Ithaca Police say a man who suffered serious burns on Wednesday in an area known as “The Jungle” has died.
Updated at 8:36 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12:

Ithaca (WSYR-TV) - Ithaca Police say a man who suffered serious burns on Wednesday in an area known as “The Jungle” has died.

Police say 53-year-old Richard Sherman of Ithaca died Thursday afternoon due to complications from the burns he suffered during a tent fire on Wednesday. (LINK)

Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire, but say they do not suspect foul play.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Ithaca Police at (607) 272-9973 ext. 3230.

Ithaca (WSYR-TV) - Ithaca Police say a man is in critical condition after his tent caught fire on Wednesday afternoon.

Emergency crews responded to the 100 block of South Fulton Street near the railroad tracks at 2:55 p.m., according to officials.

Police say the area is known as “The Jungle.”

When crews arrived on scene, police say a 53-year-old man was found with serious burns to his body.

Police say an employee of Cayuga Lumber spotted the fire and aided the victim by using snow to help extinguish the flames on the victim’s clothing.

The victim was first transported by ambulance to Cayuga Medical Center and later taken to a regional burn unit.

Police say the victim is in critical condition.

Officials have not released the victim’s name.

Police say they are investigating the cause of the fire.

Page: [[$index + 1]]