Published: Oct 04, 2013 5:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) - A fire official says a man has been flown to the hospital after setting himself on fire on the National Mall.
    
Fire crews responded Friday afternoon to a report of a man on fire at 7th and Madison streets. A witness says she saw a man dump a red canister of gasoline on his head and then set himself on fire.
    
D.C. Fire Department spokesman Tim Wilson says the man has life-threatening injuries.
    
His name and age weren't immediately known.

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