An incendiary incident has taken place in the nation’s capital.
In the late afternoon a man lit himself on fire in close proximity to the White House according to the secret service.
The terrifying spectacle took place at roughly 12:20 p.m. on the Ellipse in downtown Washington, also known as “President’s Park.”
Secret Service spokesman Jeffrey Adams remarked on the matter stating that agency officers “responded in seconds” and managed to extinguish the living fire.
The individual has been transported to the hospital, further news on his condition has yet to be released.