According to the local police, a man in his early 20s lit himself on fire on Wednesday at the University of California, Berkeley.
4:17 p.m. is when the incident took place.
According to UC Police, Berkeley, in Sproul Plaza at a local time as other students were out on a walk.
Before numerous bystanders assisted in extinguishing the flames, the man suffered second and third-degree burns all over his body, according to the police.
He was subsequently sent to Oakland’s Highland Hospital’s trauma department.
The name and condition of the individual were withheld for a while. The man’s connection to the university remained unclear.
The people who attempted to rescue the man’s life were also hurt.
One woman was sent to another hospital for minor burns, and a second bystander received burn treatment before being treated and released.
UC Student Store employee Tony Delacruz heard the commotion on Sproul Plaza and observed the man “totally engulfed in flames,” according to Berkeleyside, a local news outlet.
Delacruz rushed outside and observed that although the man appeared “indifferent” to the flames, he was furious and shouting at the onlookers around him.
A nearby sandwich shop employee named Enrique Rojas eventually extinguished the fire using a fire extinguisher from his business.