(COLUMBUS) – A man set himself on fire at Cummins Fuel System in Columbus Tuesday afternoon.
According to Columbus Fire Department Capt. Mike Wilson, firefighters were called to the National Road plant at 4:34 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a person with chemical burns.
But when firefighters reached the designated smoking area outside the facility they found a man in his 20s who told firefighters that he had ignited his clothing with a lighter.
He was conscious and alert when firefighters arrived. Capt. Wilson says most of the man’s injuries were superficial burns which did not appear to be life-threatening.
The man was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital by ambulance for treatment.