WATCH: Man believed to have attempted to set himself ablaze rescued from burning car
Vehicle that was set ablaze on Friday when a man attempted to set himself on fire in Greenwich Town, St Andrew

A man who is believed to have attempted to set himself ablaze Friday morning was rescued by residents in Greenwich Town, St Andrew.

According to the residents, around 10:00 am they observed a car on fire and upon trying to put out the blaze they realised the owner of the car was seated inside.They say the man refused to come out of the burning car causing them to take evasive action to get him out.

“Mi over they so a put on some concrete and thing and we hear fire, [and] we run out and see the youth in a di car sit down and not moving at all. So we did have some pan a water over there and we start throw it pan the car, and thing, and him nah come out nuh care how people a say ‘come out’ him lock himself in a di car. We deh there a throw water fi ‘bout five minutes and him still nah come out,” said Daniel Bartley, one of the rescuers.

“So the people dem come down and seh mek we bruk the glass. So, when we go so and bruk the glass [we] draw him throw the window and when we draw him throw the window him just a sit down pan the ground so a look straight in the air and not moving at all,” Bartely added.

The Jamaica Fire Brigade was called to assist in putting out the blaze.

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