Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating what caused a Warsaw man to suffer second-degree and third-degree burns.
Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to the emergency room at Kosciusko Community Hospital at approximately 8:59 a.m. this morning after hospital personnel notified the central dispatch center of a burn victim. Deputies arrived and spoke with the victim, identified as Toby Daniel Jackson, 31, Warsaw.
Jackson advised officers that he had been attempting to burn trash with the use of gasoline when the fire ignited back to the gas can ultimately burned him. Jackson stated he was at a residence somewhere on Backwater Road near North Webster, and that he eventually was taken to Kosciusko Community Hospital by his mother for treatment.
Jackson was transported to the St. Joseph Regional Burn Center, Fort Wayne, in serious condition with third-degree burns to his hands and second-degree burns to his arms and neck.
KCSD deputies attempted to locate the original scene of the fire, but were unsuccessful after checking several different locations. Jackson does have a criminal record for dealing methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, criminal conversion and possession of marijuana.
Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Deputies stated that the investigation is still on-going.