Deadly South Austin fire was started by victim

Man injured in house fire on Slaughter Creek Drive (KXAN Photo/Richie Bowes)
Man injured in house fire on Slaughter Creek Drive (KXAN Photo/Richie Bowes)

AUSTIN (KXAN ) — A man who suffered burns when a fire broke out at a home in South Austin Monday died from his injuries a day later. The fire has been ruled an arson by the Travis County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Investigators determined the fire was intentionally set by the victim. Their investigation is ongoing.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s said the man, reported to be in his 50s, died on Tuesday after he was transported to the burn unit at San Antonio Military Medical Center. His identity has not been released at this time.

Firefighters were originally called to the home on the 10100 block of Slaughter Creek Drive at 3:15 p.m. When firefighters arrived, there were flames coming from the two-story home.

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