Head burned in Decatur apartment fire

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A Decatur man is expected to be OK after he received burns to his head when his pot holder caught fire. 

Fire officials were called out the Heritage Grove Apartments in Decatur on Thursday evening. That's in the 300 block of East Waggoner Street. They say the fire started when a pot holder caught fire. 

The victim tried to put the fire out, but when he reached in to grab the pot holder his hat caught fire. He received burns to both his hands and head. Officials believe his burns were second degree burns. He is expected to be OK. 

The fire was contained to the oven and no other damage was done. 

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