Man in hospital after catching fire outside Walmart

Published: Mar. 23, 2023 at 5:56 PM EDT
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UPDATE: Bluefield, Va. Fire Chief Danny Evans confirmed on Thursday that the man that was injured was in stable condition and was talking to first responders before being airlifted to a trauma center.

The incident occurred behind the Walmart. The landing zone was set up in front of the store.


BLUEFIELD, Va. (WVVA) - A man is in hospital care after catching fire outside the Walmart in Bluefield, Virginia.

The Bluefield, Virginia fire department reports the man was refueling a power-washer with gasoline. The power-washer then caught fire and spread to the man’s face.

He was then airlifted to a hospital, and there is no word yet on which hospital or the man’s condition.