Man in flames catches grass on fire behind gas station in Dayton

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Dayton Fire reported 9/20/2019

Crews battling fire near Marathon gas station in Dayton (WDTN Photo/Stacy Worley)

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.

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