DECATUR — A man set himself on fire Thursday in the 1600 block of North Maple Avenue right after calling the Decatur Police Department as a forewarning, police say.

Sgt. Steve Carroll said officers arrived to the scene after 6 p.m. They saw the man had poured some sort of accelerant on his body and lit himself on fire.

The man was transported to the hospital, and his condition is unknown, Carroll said.

No further information was available Friday evening.

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