SUNNYVALE (CBS SF)— A hallucinating man climbing a utility pole in Sunnyvale Monday night knocked a wire down, burning himself and starting a small grass fire, a Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety captain said.
Firefighters responded just before midnight on Monday to a vegetation fire on Elm Court and found a burn victim there too, Capt. Jeff Hunter said.READ MORE: Bicyclist Killed In Fall At Oakland's Shepherd Canyon Park
The fire was quickly extinguished and the burn victim was taken to a hospital. He remained in critical condition this morning, Hunter said.READ MORE: Sabrina Spellman Makes An Appearance On The CW's Riverdale; Kiernan Shipka Reveals 'Fans Will Get Some Clarity'
Investigators located some friends of the burn victim who had been with him before the accident. They said he had taken some hallucinogenic drugs and wandered off.
The man had apparently climbed the pole, bringing down the wire and nearly electrocuting himself, Hunter said.MORE NEWS: Christmas Tree At Oakland's Jack London Square Catches Fire; Arson Investigation Underway
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