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A man was injured Thursday in East Los Angeles when he doused himself with gasoline and lit himself on fire.

Firefighters responded about 5:40 p.m. to a report of a man splashing gasoline on himself and others while holding a lighter, according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher.

The man was found, with burn injuries, in the area of Hicks Avenue and Olympic Boulevard and was taken to County-USC Medical Center, the dispatcher said.

There was no immediate word on his condition.

–City News Service

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