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Fla. Man Burned In Pizza Oven Fire At Stadium

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File photo of a minor league baseball stadium. (credit: Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

File photo of a minor league baseball stadium. (credit: Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

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LITHIA, Fla. (AP) — A man is recovering from first and second degree burns after a fire broke out at a pizza concession stand at a southwest Florida baseball stadium.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue officials said players heard what sounded like a loud explosion Saturday morning at FishHawk Ranch baseball field. The victim was lighting the pilot on the pizza ovens at Formaggio’s when one of the propane lines malfunctioned and caused a gas buildup. The flash fire burned the victim’s face, arms and legs.

The victim has not been identified.

The pizzeria operates in a trailer between the baseball fields.

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