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Man ‘Engulfed In Flames’ At San Francisco Porn Shop

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Authorities on the scene of a fire inside a porn store on Sixth and Mission Streets in San Francisco on April 13, 2011. (CBS)

Authorities on the scene of a fire inside a porn store on Sixth and Mission Streets in San Francisco on April 13, 2011. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) — A man was hospitalized Wednesday evening with life-threatening, third-degree burns after somehow catching fire inside a San Francisco porn store, authorities told CBS 5.

The fire occurred at the Golden Gate Adult Superstore at 99 Sixth Street, near the intersection with Mission Street, in the city’s South of Market neighborhood around 6:20 p.m.

Police officers across the street from the porn shop saw a man run out the front door of the store “engulfed in flames,” SFPD Lt. Kevin McNaughton said.

Some firefighters who happened to be about a block away at the time were immediately summoned and extinguished the flames.

Arson investigators said it was not exactly clear how the man caught fire. Police indicated he had apparently been watching videos in a private booth at the adult arcade when the fire ignited.

The man, whose name has not been released, was being treated at St.
Francis Memorial Hospital for severe burns over 90% of his body.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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