A man set himself on fire Tuesday night.
The investigation continues into a suicide attempt and fire in Thurmont late Tuesday night.
At around 10:35 PM, Thurmont Police and the Frederick County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a home in the 400 block of Main Street, and encountered James Dennis McGahan, 48, in an unattached garage threatening to set himself ablaze. Officers ordered him to show his hands, but he struck a match and set himself on fire.
Authorities used fire extinguishers to put out the flames. They pulled McGahan into the yard where he was treated by Emergency Medical Technicians. He was flown to the Bayview Burn Center for treatment.
The garage caught fire, but fire fighters were able to bring the flames under control. Damage is estimated at $20,000.
Fire Investigation Task Force personnel, consisting of the State Fire Marshal's Office, Maryland State Police, the Sheriff's Office and County Fire and Rescue, responded to the scene, and found several gasoline containers. They also detected a strong odor of gasoline.
The cause of the fire has been ruled accidental, secondary to the suicide attempt.
No charges are expected to be filed.