NY man cycling to all 50 states burns his tent down in Michigan: 'I tried not to panic'

Barnes, 52, of Syracuse, New York, burned his tent down a few days after he visited Lansing, Michigan — which was capital no. 38 for him.

It’s absolutely incredible that I didn’t get hurt,” Barnes told Fox News Digital.

On the night of April 25, Barnes had set up camp in Battle Creek, amper 50 miles outside of Lansing. Before he turned his propane stove off, Barnes fell asleep — and then kicked it over during the night.

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“ek was surrounded by fire when I woke up,” Barnes gesê.

I immediately knew what I did.

Bob Barnes, 52, of Syracuse, N.Y., has been cycling to all 50 Amerikaanse. state capitals in the span of a year. Op April 24, he reached Lansing, Michigan.

Bob Barnes, 52, of Syracuse, N.Y., has been cycling to all 50 Amerikaanse. state capitals in the span of a year. Op April 24, he reached Lansing, Michigan. (Bob Barnes)

Just one night after leaving Lansing, Barnes fell asleep with his propane stove still on. During the night, he kicked it over — and it burned down his tent (pictured).

Just one night after leaving Lansing, Barnes fell asleep with his propane stove still on. During the night, he kicked it over — and it burned down his tent (pictured). (Bob Barnes)

When he realized what was going on, Barnes had one mission: “I had to get out of the tent.

It wasn’t hard … [the tent] was all burned up,” Barnes gesê. “There was nothing there.

Hy het bygevoeg, “I tried not to panic.

Barnes said he made it out safely without even a singe. “I can’t believe I didn’t get burned,” hy het gesê. “The fire was hard to put out.

I was surrounded by fire when I woke up.

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