RED BLUFF -- A 65-year-old man reportedly died Tuesday after his power wheelchair caught fire.
Around 5 p.m. Red Bluff police officers responded to Philbrook Avenue just south of Antelope Boulevard for a report of a man who was on fire in a wheelchair.
A resident had found the man, later identified as Garry Parish, and his power wheelchair on fire.
The resident extinguished the fire and medical personnel began treating Parish.
He was later transported to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The case is still under investigation.
A preliminary investigation revealed the fire may have been caused by a lit cigarette.