A Wilkes County man set fire to his home Wednesday. The incident was reported off DeHart Road in the Hays Community
Deputies went inside the mobile home after flames were extinguished and found Jimmy Minton hiding inside a closet.
Minton was taken to Wilkes Regional Medical Center for an evaluation.
Minton had poured a flammable liquid around the mobile home and in a wooden outbuilding. Minton then lit it and went back inside according to the Wilkes County Sheriffs Office.
Mountain View and Mulberry-Fairplains fire departments were called to the scene at 3:30 pm and quickly extinguished the fire.
Minton lived at the residence with two family members.