Man catches fire lighting cigarette

WASHINGTON — A man caught fire Tuesday morning near a liquor store in Northeast.

It happened around 10:20 a.m. in a parking lot off Benning Road.

Witnesses say at the time the man was trying to light a cigarette.

He had to be flown to the hospital.

The extent of his burns aren’t known, but authorities say he was conscious and breathing when the medical helicopter picked him up.

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