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CHP: Driver Who Ran Out Of Gas Tries To Light Vehicle On Fire

Highway 299 was closed for a while Tuesday morning as officials tried to talk a man out of lighting himself on fire. The 55-year-old Washington man had run out of gas near the Oak Bottom Marina turnoff, and he was sitting in his van when a CHP Officer arrived. Upon seeing the officer, the man doused himself and the inside of the van in lighter fluid and tried to light himself on fire, but failed. He eventually opened his door and was taken for a mental health evaluation.