Man trying to exterminate beehive sets self on fire

CASS COUNTY, Mich. — A man accidentally caught himself on fire trying to exterminate an underground beehive.

It happened Wednesday evening after 9:30 p.m. Cass County deputies report a 46-year-old man from Dowagiac set himself on fire while trying to destroy a beehive in the 28000 block of Middle Crossing Road. A neighbor was able to put out the fire on him. He was airlifted to the hospital for burn treatment and is listed in critical condition.

The incident remains under investigation.

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