Investigators say he set himself on fire in Ellsworth Tuesday night.
Crews were called around 7:30 p.m. They found Alex Whitney sitting in the middle of Duck Pond Road. The Fire Marshal’s Office says it appears he doused himself with gasoline near some power lines, then set himself on fire.
Whitney was flown to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston with burns over 60-percent of his body.
The fire did spread, and wound up scorching two acres.
Crews were back on the scene Wednesday to make sure the fire doesn’t re-ignite.