Firefighters: Man set himself on fire with lighter at Cummins plant

Columbus firefighters were called to Cummins Fuel Systems yesterday after a man set himself on fire.

Capt. Mike Wilson says that rescuers 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 and the injuries were mostly superficial burns which did not appear to be life-threatening. He was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital by ambulance for treatment.