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Homeless man found with exposure near shanty fire

 

DES MOINES (AP)--A homeless man has been found suffering from exposure near a shanty fire in Des Moines.

Emergency crews found the 54-year-old man Saturday morning at the homeless camp north of the city's downtown area.

Police say the man was taken to a hospital. They say his injuries did not appear to be serious. He was not hurt in the fire but police say he admitted that he started the fire to stay warm.

The incident happened near the same location where another man was injured in a fire in a hut last fall. That incident prompted city officials to tear down the shanties after declaring them a hazard.

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