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Man Set On Fire While Sleeping

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) - A man sleeping on a front porch was set on fire and had burns on more than half his body, police said.

Dennis Wade, 47, was in critical condition Wednesday at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, police said.

Wade told police he was sleeping next door to his home that was condemned.

He woke up early Tuesday because he felt liquid being poured on him and found he was on fire. Police Chief David Walters said he thinks the liquid was gasoline.

A neighbor called 911 to report that the porch was in flames.

The porch sustained little damage, fire officials said.

The flames on Wade were extinguished before firefighters arrived.

Investigators have no motive, Walters said.

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