A Texas man intentionally set himself on fire outside the car dealership where he is believed to work.
Fire crews and police were called to the Auto Nation car dealership in Spring, Texas, after a man reportedly caught on fire near a gas pump Friday.
Aerial footage from the incident, taken by ABC13, shows the man, who has not been identified, being placed on a gurney just a feet away from what appears to be a large, cylindrical gas tank. He is then loaded into a waiting helicopter.
First responders were sent to a Texas car dealership after a man was set on fire there
A video, taken by a bystander and apparently posted on social media, has surfaced showing the moment when the man set himself on fire.
In the graphic video, obtained by Univision, the bystander can be seen backing up in his car, while the man, fully engulfed in flames, takes a couple steps forward, before falling to the ground.
Police sources told a KHOU reporter that the man is in his 50s and that he was an employee at the car dealership.
A bystander caught the moment when the man set himself on fire. The man can be seen flailing around briefly before falling to the ground while still engulfed in flames
The incident occurred at the Auto Nation dealership in Spring, Texas, on Friday. The gas tank, near where the man was set on fire, can be seen at left
It’s believed the man set himself on fire on purpose and that he sustained life-threatening injuries and burns to 30 per cent of his body
The sources also said that the man purposely set himself on fire.
The man was said to have suffered life-threatening injuries and sustained burns to more than 30 per cent of his body.
Authorities are investigating the incident and have not released information about what might have led to the man being set on fire.