Officials: Latrobe Man Kills Self By Setting Himself On Fire In Yard

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania authorities say a man has died of injuries he suffered from lighting himself on fire in his yard.

Firefighters in Latrobe were responding to a shed fire Saturday night when they discovered the man on fire nearby.

Fire Chief John Brasile says the 58-year-old man had left a suicide note on a door to his home, where he lived alone. He says the man was burned over about 80 percent of his body.

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The medical examiner says the man died Monday morning of thermal inhalation injuries, and ruled the death a suicide.

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