Leslie Howard Cross II, 49, of Dowagiac is in the hospital after accidentally setting himself on fire while trying to exterminate an underground bees nest.

According to MLive, the incident happened Wednesday at a home on Middle Crossing Road in Silver Creek Township.

By the time police arrived, a neighbor had been able to extinguish Cross. Cross was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Kalamazoo. His condition is unknown at this time.

Police continue to investigate the incident.