People at a shopping mall in Concord witnessed a man setting himself on fire Monday night, putting out the flames and calling for help, authorities said. The man was airlifted to the burn center at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.
Witnesses called 911 around 9:46 p.m. Monday to report a man on fire outside a Lucky supermarket in a mall at 5190 Clayton Road, said Steve Hill, spokesman for the fire protection district. of Contra Costa County. Witnesses extinguished the flames using water bottles and blankets, Concord Police Department Lt. Tamara Roberts said, and the man was airlifted to hospital.