Burn victim upgraded to good condition
TOWN OF FULTON The man burned in a Thursday afternoon fire has been upgraded to good condition at a Madison hospital.
Rick E. Thompson, 54, of 8208 N. County H, is in University Hospital, Madison, after he was injured by a fire that started as he worked on the fuel system of a vehicle in RT Motors, 8201 N. County H, according to authorities. Thompson owns the auto shop.
The barn and its contents, which included at least four cars, were a total loss, said Ryan Beckwith, deputy fire chief with the Edgerton Fire Department.
The preliminary damage estimate was $85,000, but Beckwith said the owner still has not been interviewed about the value of tools and other building contents.
The fire caused minor damage to vehicles parked outside.
Fuel apparently dripped onto a trouble light, which ignited the fuel and started a fire around the vehicle. Firefighters and Rock County sheriff’s deputies responded at about 1:15 p.m. They found the barn engulfed in flames, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
Thompson was able to escape but suffered burns to his legs and arms, according to the release.
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