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Man Sets Himself on Fire on The National Mall

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A fire official says a man has been flown to the hospital after setting himself on fire on the National Mall.
 
Fire crews responded Friday afternoon to a report of a man on fire at 7th Street and Madison Drive. A witness says she saw a man dump a red canister of gasoline on his head and then set himself on fire.
 
D.C. Fire Department spokesman Tim Wilson says the man has life-threatening injuries.
 
His name and age weren't immediately known.
 
Katy Scheflen says she was walking along the Mall when she saw a man by himself pick up a can of gasoline and empty its contents on his head before setting himself ablaze.
 
She says passing joggers took off their shirts to help douse the flames.  (AP)

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