PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A 75-year-old Pontiac man was burned over more than 80% of his body after a fire started in his apartment.

Firefighters were called to an apartment building late Sunday night on a report of a man burning, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

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A neighbor told investigators that she heard the man yelling “fire” and tried to put the flames out with a blanket and a fire extinguisher. Firefighters arrived and put out the flames.

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The man’s daughter said she was speaking with him on the phone when his oxygen tank fell over in the apartment where he had several candles burning.

He suffered second-degree burns and was listed Sunday in critical condition at a hospital.

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