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Portland Firefighters Respond to Reports of Man Setting Himself on Fire, 12th and Yamhill

Posted: January 27th, 2010 4:06 PM

At 1110 this morning Firefighters responded to reports that a man had set himself on fire.  This incident occured on the NE corner of 12th and Yamhill.  On arrival firefighters found an adult male who was not on fire but had serious burn injuries.  Reports indicate that the man was put out by two Portland Police Officers and bystanders.  The man was transported to Emanuel Hospital and is in critical condition at this point.  The Pt's name will not be released by the Fire Bureau to respect patient confidentiality.  Portland Fire Investigators and Police are investigating currently.  This press release will be updated with any new information received.  

Call Location-Northeast Corner of 12th and Yamhill