Youth in critical condition after setting self on fire

Wade Young

Montgomery Messenger

A 16-year-old youth from Montgomery was severely burned in the early morning hours, Saturday, Aug. 12.

According to Montgomery Police Chief John Schmidt, the police department responded to a 911 call in the area of the 200 block of Elm Ave. West of a young man who had been severely burned early Saturday morning.

Schmidt said the youth, using gasoline, had set himself on fire outside of the house, eventually burning 85 percent of his body. He said the incident was not drug-related, and that the youth acted alone.

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