Man dies after being found on fire in wheelchair in Red Bluff

Feb 5, 2014 3:24 PM

The Red Bluff Police Department is investigating the death of 65-year-old Garry Parish who was found on fire in his wheelchair.

Police officers were dispatched to Philbrook Avenue south of Antelope Boulevard just after 5 p.m. last night after a citizen found Parish and his power wheelchair on fire. The citizen reportedly extinguished the fire and medical personnel began treating Parish at the scene. Parish was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

The Red Bluff Police Department indicated this afternoon the investigation is ongoing, but in their initial investigation revealed the fire may have been caused by a lit cigarette.


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