Firetrucks return to housing project to battle accidental blaze

Less than 24 hours after a police shooting provoked an angry crowd at Cherry Tree Crossing housing project, deputies and firetrucks returned this afternoon after a unit caught fire. The blaze is believed to have been an accident, and the man responsible was taken to the hospital for treatment of burns, officials said.

Three firetrucks and seven patrol cars were visable to Chronicle reporters at the scene.The fire was in Unit 1609, they said.

The victim was identied as Dremaine Barrett, who burned his legs after a gasoline can caught fire when it was placed too close to a water heater, fire department Battallion Chief Michael Weathers said.

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