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'Better Off Wearing Nothing'

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'Better Off Wearing Nothing'

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"I would have been better off wearing nothing on at all." That's what Paul Kuschel of Fort Pierce, Fla., had to say after his fiery ordeal. He lives in a nudist colony. But he happened to be wearing nylon shorts as he fixed a generator over the weekend. It backfired and sprayed him with starter fluid, which caught his shorts on fire. After suffering second and third degree burns, Mr. Kuschel said, "It's a good thing I wasn't wearing a shirt."

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

I would have been better off wearing nothing at all. That's what Paul Kuschel of Fort Pierce, Florida, had to say after his ordeal. He lives in a nudist colony, but happened to be wearing nylon shorts as he fixed a generator over the weekend. It backfired and sprayed him with starter fluid, which caught his shorts on fire. After suffering second and third degree burns, the nudist added, it's a good thing I wasn't wearing a shirt.

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