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Authorities Want To Know How Man Burned To Death

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Hartford fire and police officials are trying to determine how a man burned to death in the city’s West End.

Authorities were called to Girard Avenue near the University of Connecticut Law School shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday on a report of a man on fire. Officials say the man was pronounced dead at the scene after firefighters put out the fire.

Police say they don’t believe the death was the result of a crime, but authorities are trying to figure out exactly what happened.

The man’s identity hasn’t been confirmed. The medical examiner’s office will be performing an autopsy.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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