Chopper 5, KSL TV 4 officers burned in Kaysville incident, police say

KAYSVILLE — At least four officers had burn injuries after they tried to help a man who lit himself on fire at a Kaysville gas station, officials confirmed Thursday afternoon.

Four Kaysville police officers obtained burn injuries during the incident, which took place at a Chevron station near 200 N. 300 West, according to Davis County Sheriff's detective Ty Berger.

A suicidal man went into the gas station, doused himself in gasoline and lit himself on fire, according to Kaysville police.

The officers jumped in to try to save the man and were burned in the process. Two were taken to the University of Utah Burn Center via a medical helicopter, and two were transported there in an ambulance, according to police.

The man who doused himself in gasoline was taken to Davis County Hospital, police said.

Both directions of 200 North were briefly closed at the 300 West intersection due to the ongoing situation, Utah Department of Transportation officials said. The road was reopened shortly after 3 p.m., according to the KSL Traffic Center.

Davis County dispatchers did not provide any other information about the extent of the officer's injuries, and police said there was not a shooting during the incident.

Video footage from KSL’s Chopper 5 showed a University of Utah medical helicopter taking off from the scene about 2:40 p.m. At least three ambulances were on the scene, along with a heavy police presence.

Waylon DeRobaum, the manager of the Chevron station, said the situation took place in a bathroom at the gas station.

"Employees heard screaming and smelled gas," DeRobaum said.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.