By Jesse Sarles

DENVER (CBS4) – One person is in the hospital with critical injuries after being found burned from a car fire in Denver. Denver firefighters and Denver police were on the scene early Thursday morning.

It happened in the area of West Wesley Avenue and South Lipan Street.

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So far there’s no word on what started the fire, but it is being investigated.

Greg Pixley of the Denver Fire Department said the burn victim, a male, was badly burned over 45% of his body. He is being treated at a local hospital’s burn unit.

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The fire appears to be accident in nature at this time, according to DFD investigators, Pixley said.

Jesse Sarles