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Man sets self on fire in Latrobe in apparent suicide attempt

| Saturday, April 15, 2017, 8:15 p.m.

A man lit himself on fire Saturday in Latrobe in an apparent suicide attempt that destroyed a shed and damaged a mobile home, city fire Chief John Brasile said.

The man, who was burned from the waist down, was airlifted to UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh's Uptown neighborhood. Officials have not released his condition.

He set himself on fire about 7:25 p.m. in a shed on Seventh Avenue. Flames swept through the shed and damaged the siding to a mobile home.

The man left a suicide note on a door to the home, Brasile said.

A state police fire marshal is investigating.

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