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Pick-up destroyed by fire

(Photo Credit: Northwest Fire)

Pick-up destroyed by fire

CREATED Mar 30, 2012

Web Producer: Marissa Pasquet

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Northwest firefighters were called to the scene of a truck fire Friday afternoon in the vicinity of Ina and Silverbell Roads.

Northwest Fire's Capt. Adam Goldberg reports an 18-year-old man has been air-lifted to a Maricopa County area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Capt. Goldberg states the vehicle was not involved in a collision. There was a small brush fire associated with the truck fire that was extinguished immediately.

The 18-year-old man is suffering from 2nd and 3rd degree burns to most of his body, according to authorities.

Authorities say the truck was a late 80's Ford pick-up;  it is unknown at thiss time how the fire started.