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Backyard Cookout Turns Tragic As Explosion Burns Chef

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A back yard grilling turned to tragedy when the chef and the house caught fire (Source: CBS4)

A back yard grilling turned to tragedy when the chef and the house caught fire (Source: CBS4)

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MIAMI (CBS4) – What was supposed to be a friendly, tasty backyard cookout turned to tragedy Sunday when a man was severely burned.

The grill exploded, engulfing not only the chef but the SW Miami-Dade house, too, said Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue spokesperson Griselle Marino.

The burned man was air-lifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital with burns over 20 percent of his body.

The cause of the explosive fire is under investigation.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. )

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