- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

GONZALES, La. (AP) - The state fire marshal says a 28-year-old man who caught fire while torching an Ascension Parish house died Monday, and his uncle - also burned while taking part in the arson - remains in critical condition.

Deputy Chief Brant Thompson, of the state Fire Marshal’s Office, tells The Advocate (https://bit.ly/1TUsCUk ) Larry Morrison Jr., of New Orleans, died at the Baton Rouge General Medical Center burn unit. Thompson identified the uncle as 68-year-old Joel Morrison, of Marrero.

Thompson says the two men are accused of setting fire to a home on Tom Miles Road near Louisiana Highway 941 on Friday and were believed caught in a flash fire, caused when fumes and vapors ignite.

Thompson says the fire was set at multiple points in the back of the home.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com


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