A man described as a "self-proclaimed prophet" set himself on fire at the Alamo before more than 100 stunned tourists, two of whom videotaped the incident, thinking it was a stunt.
"He looked like a fireball. He was telling people to repent. He said to watch him burn," said Dora Herrera, 25, of Tullia.Wesley Wendell Westbrook, 40, was in critical condition early Wednesday at Brooke Army Medical Center, said Capt. Gaston Bathalon, a hospital spokesman.
Westbrook suffered second-degree burns over 80 percent of his body and third-degree burns over another 10 percent, said Ruben Cevallos, the fire district chief aide.