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Man seen on video accidently setting himself on fire while trying to burn down a van

By Mason White 6:15 AM February 10, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) Police in England, are looking for a man who was seen on video setting himself on fire.

Surveillance cameras in Rochdales, showed how the suspect was trying to torch a van and set himself on fire while doing so.

The suspect was seen pouring a flammable liquid on the van.

When he lit the fire while attempting to burn the van, the flammable liquid also caught on fire.

Police believe that the man’s left hand was badly burned during the ordeal.

He was seen desperately trying to extinguish the fire from his hand while running down the street.

Greater Manchester Police said that the suspect then got into a waiting light colored Nissan Micra, which was driven by another man.

The incident occurred about 5:00 a.m. The fire spread to a nearby family home, causing damage to the front door and windows, but no one was hurt.