Barefoot man suffers second-degree burns walking across Phoenix street

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- A Phoenix man suffered second-degree burns to his feet while walking barefoot down a street Saturday afternoon.

According to the Phoenix Fire Department, the 78-year-old man went outside barefoot Saturday afternoon near 30th Street and Campbell Avenue.

The man walked about 150 feet trying to catch up to his mail carrier.

He reportedly started to walk across the street then tried to return home, fell and tried to crawl back on his hands and knees.

The man was transported to the Arizona Burn Center at Maricopa Medical Center with second-degree burns to his feet.

Last week the Arizona Burn Center warned about what it calls "streets of fire."

The center says excessive heat can severely burn the bare feet of children and others who walk on scorching pavement.