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.