Man, 36, critically injured in mysterious Coney Island car fire

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A man was found critically burned inside a Mercedes-Benz following a mysterious car fire in Brooklyn, police said.

Cops responding to West 25th Street, between Surf and Mermaid avenues in Coney Island shortly after 7:20 a.m. Saturday found two vehicles on fire, authorities said.

Police found the injured man, 36, inside the black Mercedes, according to an NYPD spokeswoman. The fire spread to an unoccupied gray BMW, the spokeswoman said.

The burn victim was taken to Staten Island University Hospital in critical condition. The NYPD did not immediately address whether foul play was suspected, saying the matter is “under investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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