Anthony Wayne Park, 46, of Bulls Gap, was seriously injured about 8 p.m. He is currently at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, and listed in stable condition.
According to a report filed by Deputy Sheriff Robert Livingston, Park poured gasoline onto a brush pile. He then placed the gasoline can on the ground some distance away before attempting to set the brush on fire.
Moments later, the report said, a witness heard an explosion, followed by screams, then called Greene County 911.
Emergency radio transmissions said a man was lying in Phillipi Church Road suffering from burns. The Sheriff's Department report said Park appeared to have suffered first-, second- and third-degree burns over a large portion of the front of his body.
After being treated at the scene by Greene County-Greeneville Emergency Medical Services personnel, Park was flown to the Johnson City Medical Center by a Wings Air Rescue helicopter.
After treatment at the JCMC, Park was flown to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
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