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Fort Worth man who set himself on fire rescued by his aunt

A two-year-old’s death is being investigated by Fort Worth and state authorities.
A two-year-old’s death is being investigated by Fort Worth and state authorities. Star-Telegram Archive

A 26-year-old Fort Worth man doused himself in gasoline and then set himself on fire Saturday, according to authorities.

The man’s aunt put out the fire, burning herself in the process, said Kyle Clay, Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman.

The man was taken to a hospital by helicopter ambulance while the aunt was taken to a hospital by ground ambulance, Clay said.

Firefighters were alerted to the call shortly before 6:40 p.m. Emergency workers arrived at a residence in the 5800 block of Levelland Drive in southwest Fort Worth near Bryant Irvin Road about three minutes later, Clay said.

“The fire was out by the time firefighters arrived,” Clay said. “A significant portion of his body was burned.”

Fort Worth Police and the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office are looking for these 10 fugitives. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. Call 817-469-8477.

Mitch Mitchell: 817-390-7752, @mitchmitchel3

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