A 60-year-old man was found engulfed in flames on a bench on Patterson Road in Riverbank near Modesto on Wednesday.
The fire was extinguished when emergency responders arrived, said the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire. The fire agency gave the man emergency medical attention and set up a landing zone for an air ambulance at Rio Altura Elementary School, where the he was then taken to a hospital via an air ambulance.
The fire agency said the victim suffered second and third degree burns to his chest, head, face and airway.
It is unknown how the man caught fire at this time. Riverbank police are investigating the incident further.