Terre Haute Police have identified a local man who died Friday night of severe burns. The victim was 62 year old Frances E. Black. Police are still investigating, but the incident happened at 1014 Barton Avenue. A fire pit was burning in the backyard of the home. Black was sitting by himself next to the fire pit. A family member discovered him on fire. People at the home told police that the victim had been drinking and that he and his family were about to celebrate his birthday. He was flown to an Indianapolis hospital where he later died.
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