A man lit himself on fire Wednesday afternoon near the  White House.

The Secret Service tweeted it happened at about 12:20 p.m. on the Ellipse near 15th and Constitution Avenue.

The Ellipse is a park located south of the White House fence and north of Constitution Avenue and the National Mall. It’s the center portion of President’s Park.

DC Fire and EMS confirmed one person was transported from the scene with life threatening injuries.

Secret Service said their personnel responded “within seconds” and were on the scene assisting the National Park Service and U.S. Park Police to give him first aid.