Man lights himself on fire near White House

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WASHINGTON — A man lit himself on fire outside the White House Wednesday, the Secret Service confirms.

Video circulating online shows a man fully engulfed in flames on the lawn.

The Secret Service confirmed via Twitter that the man set himself alight on The Ellipse, a park just south of the White House fence, shortly after noon local time.

Officials provided first aid, but there was no immediate update on if the man survived.

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