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Man ignited in hot pot inferno

By Wei Na (Global Times)

10:11, November 19, 2012

Firefighters have cautioned over the use of alcohol-fueled hot pot stoves, after a customer was seriously burnt in a fire caused when a waiter allegedly improperly topped up the fuel.

A diner, surnamed Wang, was injured Friday when flames erupted from an individual hot pot, according to a Sina microblog post from his fellow diner, Wang Xiaolong.

Wang Xiaolong posted that his friend was in danger of losing his right ear after going up in flames at Deyunzhai, a hot pot restaurant in Zhubang 2000 Mansion, on the East Fourth Ring Road.

He also posted a picture of the victim showing burns to the right side of Wang's face and his burnt clothing.

Another fellow diner, surnamed Liao, told the Legal Mirror that as soon as the waiter lifted Wang's small pot and refilled it with liquid alcohol, his clothes caught fire. Restaurant staff attempted to use water to extinguish the flames, and when this was ineffective, they used a fire extinguisher.

However, the restaurant manager, surnamed Cui, claimed that it was not their waiter who refilled the liquid alcohol, and said staff always follow strict procedures when they do so, the report said.

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