Metro-East News

Man flown to St. Louis hospital after suffering burns in Alton

A man suffered severe burns when he threw a flammable liquid onto a fire in Alton on Saturday morning, according to police scanner traffic.

Fire department and EMS personnel responded to the 2700 block of Tulane Street at approximately 11:50 a.m., according to Lt. Dan Rauschkolb.

The victim was transported by ARCH Air Medical Services to a hospital in St. Louis. The man’s identity and condition were not immediately available.