The Office of State Fire Marshal is continuing to investigate how a Winthrop man was burned after starting a fire Tuesday in a burn barrel.

An investigator is planning to interview Leon Deblois, 57, whose legs were burned by a fire that was started in a burn barrel, according to Joel Davis, a sergeant with the fire marshal’s office.

Deblois is now at Maine Medical Center in Portland, where he is listed in fair condition, Caroline Cornish, the hospital’s communications manager, said Thursday.

Winthrop Fire and Ambulance were dispatched Tuesday afternoon to single-story ranch-style home at 439 Old Lewiston Road after a caller reported a man’s boots were on fire.

When firefighters arrived, they found a man with burns to his legs and a fire burning in a low barrel.

Deblois immediately was taken to the hospital for evaluation, and the fire marshal’s office was called to investigate because of the injury.

Winthop Fire Chief Dan Brooks said Tuesday the fire was extinguished and it had not spread beyond the barrel.

Jessica Lowell — 621-5632

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