A 40-year-old woman who set herself on fire Sunday morning at Dorland and Guerrero streets has died from her injuries, police said.
Dorland Street resident Helene Cartwright heard screams and looked out her window to see two men attempting to put out the flames by patting the woman. One of the men, who had been riding his bike around the area, first thought he was witnessing a stunt, said neighbor Patricia Hansen. That man was taken to the hospital with second-degree burns on his hands, Hansen said.
Once the ambulance arrived, officers blocked off Guerrero between 17th and 18th streets.
The incident occurred at around 9 a.m.
Updated Monday at 2:30 p.m.: The woman, who was at first listed as in life-threatening condition, passed away from her injuries on Monday, according to police.
It is Mission Loc@l’s policy to not report apparent suicide attempts, but an exception was made in this case because it happened in a very public space, where many people could see the incident and its aftermath.