Oakland: Man sets self on fire near Fruitvale BART station

OAKLAND – A man in his 50s lit himself on fire near the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland on Friday afternoon, officials said.

Firefighters were called to the 3400 block of East 12th Street about 3:45 p.m. for a report that a man had doused himself with what appeared to be a soda bottle full of gasoline and set himself on fire, said Oakland Fire Department spokesman Michael Hunt.

Hunt said the man was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland. His condition was not immediately known.

The incident is under investigation, Hunt said.

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Author: Jason Green, George Kelly