DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A man was transported to a local hospital with burns after he was on fire then caught a patch of grass on fire, authorities confirm.
Fire crews responded to reports of a grass fire at around 6:45 am on W. Third Street behind the Marathon gas station near N. James H. McGee Boulevard. When they arrived, they found a man with burns.
Employees of the gas station put out a fire on the man using a fire extinguisher. While the fire was being put out, the man ran around and caught the grass on fire.
The man was taken to a local hospital with burns, although there is no word on his condition.
Investigators are on scene to determine how the fire officially started, however a witness who works at the Marathon gas station said that the man bought a gallon of gas and pumped it into a milk jug. About 30 minutes later, another person came into the gas station and told employees that the man was on fire.Grab the FREE WDTN News App from the Apple Store or Google play. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen.