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Homeless Man Burns Possessions And Sleeps In Hot Ashes To Survive Cold Temperatures

Ludvik Dolezal, 58, burns whatever he can find.

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Every night I lay down with hot ash in my clothes and cover myself to keep warm. I look like hell then.I had everything – jacket, boots, mattresses and even a duvet. But I burnt everything because there was nothing else to keep the fire going.People help me, they bring some old tyres here for example and I burn them.I keep the fire going all day and in the evening at 7.30 I go to sleep.

The 58-year-old said he had constant breathing problems as he's also a heavy smoker.


"I smoke cigarettes all the time, I finish one packet a day, they help me. I breathe better when I smoke," he said.

Dolezal, who lives in a dilapidated farm house, is given around £81 a month in benefits from the Czech government.


The money is kept at a local store, which the 58-year-old visits every day to buy food.