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Man Burned Trying To Exterminate Bee Hive
Friday Aug 11, 2017 8:37am
Silver Creek Township, Cass Co.- MI

By: Mike Stiles

(SILVER CREEK TOWNSHIP) – A Dowagiac man was burned while trying to take care of a bee hive.

Cass County Sheriff's Deputies were sent to the 28,000 block of Middle Crossing Road on a report of a man on fire. Officers arrived and found 46 year old Leslie Cross II had been on fire, but a neighbor helped extinguish the flames.

Cross says he was attempting to exterminate a bee hive under ground when he accidentally caught himself on fire.

He was flown to the burn center at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo by Memorial Medflight Helicopter. Assisting at the scene were the Indian Lakes Fire Department, Pokagon Tribal Police, Michigan State Police and Pride Care Ambulance.

The incident remains under investigation.

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