The Iuka Fire Department reports an out of area man believed to be from the St. Louis area was severely burned on Thursday when apparently trying to start a brush fire.
The incident occurred at a lodge located on Dago Hill Road in the far southeast corner of Marion County.
Iuka Fire and Rescue and United Medical Response helped create a landing zone for an Air Evac Medical Helicopter to land and take the man to a burn center.
Iuka Fire officials say the man sustained severe burns to his arms, face, and legs.
Since the incident occurred on private property, no law enforcement agency was called.