LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A homeless man has been hospitalized after he suffered serious burns after falling asleep while smoking, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue said.
Firefighters were called to the 1200 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard, near East Charleston, around 10:26 a.m. on Nov. 10, fire officials said. A 60-year-old homeless man was sitting on the sidewalk when he fell asleep smoking.
His clothes caught on fire and he was taken to University Medical Center's burn unit. According to LVFR, the man suffered serious burns.
FIRE VICTIM: TOC: 10:26AM 1200 block of S Las Vegas Blvd 60 yo homeless male sitting on sidewalk fell asleep while smoking, clothes caught fire, taken to UMC-Burn unit serious burns - careless smoking cause #PIO1NEWS E4, 6i3,12— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) November 10, 2019
Fire officials said the cause was careless smoking.