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Greene County burn victim found in road; flown to Vanderbilt for treatment

Staff Report • May 27, 2009 at 12:00 AM

According to the Greeneville Sun, a western Greene County man was found lying in Phillipi Church Road Tuesday night, suffering from serious burns. He was apparently injured while attempting to burn a brush pile with gasoline.

Anthony Wayne Park, 46, of Bulls Gap, was seriously injured about 8 p.m. He is currently at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, and listed in stable condition.

According to a report filed by Deputy Sheriff Robert Livingston, Park poured gasoline onto a brush pile. He then placed the gasoline can on the ground some distance away before attempting to set the brush on fire.

Moments later, the report said, a witness heard an explosion, followed by screams, then called Greene County 911.

Emergency radio transmissions said a man was lying in Phillipi Church Road suffering from burns. The Sheriff's Department report said Park appeared to have suffered first-, second- and third-degree burns over a large portion of the front of his body.

After being treated at the scene by Greene County-Greeneville Emergency Medical Services personnel, Park was flown to the Johnson City Medical Center by a Wings Air Rescue helicopter.

After treatment at the JCMC, Park was flown to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

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