Rochester, NY- A man suffered second-degree burns after an
attempt to ignite his natural gas furnace caused a
small fire tonight, Rochester fire officials said.
The incident occurred about 8:15 p.m. at 53 Dale St.
According to Deputy Chief John Kearney, the 58-
year-old man was transported to Strong Memorial
Hospital for treatment and was conscious and alert.
RG&E is looking at shutting the furnace down
altogether, Kearney said.
The house now has an asbestos issue that Kearney
recommended the homeowner get resolved before
re-inhabiting the house.
Investigators from the Rochester Fire Department
said RG&E is still at the house investigating.