Arsonist discovered that fire is hot

 Someone tried to commit suicide by pouring gasoline on himself and setting himself on fire in the basement of a home in the 600 block of West Lawndale.  But didn’t realize how hot it would be and ran out of the basement. Police arrived to find the house fully engulfed. No one else was home at the time. The victim was treated at OSF St. Francis Medical Center and later Lifeflighted to the burn unit in Springfield.

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