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Man badly burned in Hillsborough RV fire

A man was airlifted to a hospital this afternoon after being badly burned in an RV fire, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue reported.

Crews were called to Bay Bayou RV Park, 8443 Manatee Bay Drive, where they found the victim sitting outside the burning RV, fire officials said.

Two neighbors had helped rescue the victim from inside the RV, fire officials said. There were no reports of other injuries.

The patient was treated and put on a medical helicopter for a flight to a trauma center.

Fire crews extinguished the flames within minutes preventing any damage to adjacent RVs or other campers.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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