Deputies: Man sets self, home on fire in Anderson Co.


ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Deputies say a man was flown to the Augusta Burn Center after setting himself on fire at a home in Anderson County.

Emergency responders and deputies responded at about 8:15 a.m. Wednesday to the 100 block of Foxcroft Way.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office officials said the man who was airlifted to the burn center claimed he started the fire after an argument.

Deputies said the man, Jackson Kole Talley, 21, had been in a relationship with the woman who owned the home where the fire happened.

Talley reportedly poured gasoline on himself and the woman, according to the sheriff’s office. She was able to run to a neighbor’s home before he set himself and the house on fire.

The woman received minor injuries while escaping the home, but she was not burned in the fire, deputies said.

Talley’s condition is unknown at this time.

The sheriff’s office will continue to investigate the assault aspect of the incident. The Anderson County Fire Department will be handing the arson investigation.

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