A North Huntingdon man died Thursday after apparently setting himself on fire.
Thomas Scheetz, 88, was found in the early afternoon next to a burn barrel on his property, the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office said.
Neighbors told Channel 11 Scheetz was burning garbage and was found by his daughter.
A deputy coroner pronounced Scheetz, who had suffered burn injuries, dead at the scene.
An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.
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