Man hospitalized after setting self on fire

OLIVE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Ottawa County authorities say a man accidentally set himself on fire on Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency responders were called to the 11800 block of Fillmore Street in Olive Township around 1:10 p.m., according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say Benjamin Groenhof Jr., 51, was pouring gas on a fire when the gas ignited and set his clothes on fire.

He took his clothing off and called 911.

Authorities say Groenhof sustained burns to a large portion of his body. He was taken to a Grand Rapids hospital in critical condition.