The status of a man is unknown Tuesday after he caught on fire around 8 p.m. Monday.
According to the Sturgis Police Department, they arrived with the Sturgis Fire Department to the 200 block of North Centerville for a report of a man who was on fire.
When they arrived, E.M.S. located a 53-year-old man who had severe 2nd and 3rd degree burns on his body. The man was transported to Sturgis Hospital and then airlifted to Bronson Hospital.
An investigation determined a meth lab had exploded in the basement of the home while he was holding it, causing him to catch on fire. There was a second subject there during the event but left before E.M.S. arrived.
The case will be given to the prosecutor’s office for review.