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Williamsburg man suffers serious burns after intentionally setting his mattress on fire

By Mason White 1:08 PM December 27, 2013
The man being taken to a hospital 

By: Ryan Lee Hall
A man was left with severe burn injuries after intentionally setting his mattress on fire, according to rescue workers in New York.

Brooklyn paramedics said that a Williamsburg man, who is emotionally disturbed, was rushed to a local hospital with serious burns on Thursday, after setting his mattress on fire.

Fire Department New York officials said that the unidentified victim was taken from his apartment, which is located on Heyward Street, at 12:30 p.m. and was transported by ambulance to New York hospital with severe burns.

Hospital officials said that his injuries are not considered life threatening.

Firefighters extinguished the fire without incident.