Chicopee man hurt in small garage fire

Posted - Dec. 12, 2013 at 6:47 p.m.



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CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say a Chicopee man who locked himself out of his home had be taken to the hospital after lighting a fire in his garage to stay warm.

Fire Capt. Mark Galarneau says the middle-aged man apparently misplaced his keys and took shelter in the garage early Thursday because he couldn't get into the house.

He tells The Republican ( http://bit.ly/18EpdCl) newspaper that when the temperature dropped, the man lit some paper products.

The ensuing smoke prompted the man to open the garage door and push the burning paper outside. A smoke alarm went off, and the fire department responded at about 3:30 a.m.

The fire was quickly extinguished and the man was taken to the hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. His injuries are not believed to be serious.

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Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/

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