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Man Burns Legs While Drinking Moonshine: Police

A Pittsburgh man told police he was trying to light his furnace while drinking moonshine when he started a small fire that burned his legs, according to investigators.

The fire erupted inside the unidentified man's Spring Hill home shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the small blaze in the basement.

The man was treated at UPMC Mercy hospital's burn unit for third-degree burns.

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The victim told officers he was drinking the illegal booze when he tried to light his furnace causing a fire to erupt, police told WPXI.com.

Investigators did not immediately reveal if the man could face charges.

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