SOUTH PORTLAND - Just after 8 a.m. this morning, Aug. 8, Portland firefighters from Station 5 responded to 4938 S.W. Barbur Blvd. #8 on a call of a cooking fire.

They soon discovered a male in his early 70s who had received severe third-degree burns to more than 50 percent of his body. The fire was out and contained to the stove top.

The victim was quickly rushed to Emmanuel Burn Center in critical condition. Fire investigators were called, and at this time it is unknown how the fire started.