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Homeless man doused with lighter fluid, set on fire in Ventura
Homeless man doused with lighter fluid, set on fire in Ventura

A homeless man sleeping on the beach in Ventura was doused with lighter fluid and set on fire this weekend, then saved by a passerby who noticed the flames, police said. The attack left John Frazier, 58, hospitalized with second- and third-degree burns to his face and upper torso, Ventura police Cmdr. Tom Higgins told the Los Angeles Times. About 11 p.m. Saturday, police received a call from a man saying he’d just used sand to extinguish the fire, Higgins said. The man, whose identity was not disclosed, told police he found Frazier near the terminus of Seaward Avenue and that the man's entire upper torso was on fire, Higgins said. The flames were 5 to 6 feet high, the...

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