Man Critically Injured in Fire
POSTED: Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 1:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 1:32pm
El Paso - An elderly man is in serious condition after fire erupted in his home.
The blaze broke out at 9:30am near the 7800 block of Madrid Way in the Lower Valley.
Investigators say flames first started in a back bedroom and spread from there.
A 77 year old man suffered burns all over his body.
Investigators blame the fire on careless smoking.
The fire caused $40,000 damage.
We are told a smoke detector in the home had no batteries.