LAWRENCEVILLE – Gwinnett County authorities continue to investigate after they found a severely burned man at the scene of a grass fire in Lawrenceville Thursday.
The fire scorched a small area of grass and trees behind a Wal-Mart store on Collins Hill Road.
The burn victim, described as a white male in his early 50s, suffered second and third degree burns to about 70-percent of his body. Firefighters say the injuries are life-threatening.
It is unknown at this point how the fire started and the circumstances surrounding how the man was burned. The man’s identification has not been released. The incident is currently under active investigation by the Fire Department.