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Man sets himself on fire at Los Angeles coffee shop

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One person was hurt with "extensive burns" while at a Southern California Starbucks on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, officials said. One person was hurt with "extensive burns" while at a Southern California Starbucks on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, officials said.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a man has been hospitalized in extremely critical condition after setting himself on fire in the restroom of a Los Angeles coffee shop.

Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott says the flames were already out when crews arrived at the Starbucks in the Van Nuys area shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday.

According to a preliminary investigation, the man went into the bathroom of the business and set himself ablaze. Los Angeles Police Officer Drake Madison tells City News Service the man may be a transient.

Madison says he was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition.

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