Death By Spontaneous Combustion?

September 23, 2011 Updated Sep 23, 2011 at 4:32 PM EDT

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Death By Spontaneous Combustion?

September 23, 2011 Updated Sep 23, 2011 at 4:32 PM EDT

According to a story on the website of the BBC, a coroner in Ireland ruled that a 76-year-old man who burned to death in his home in December of 2010 died as a result of spontaneous combustion.

According to the story, the coroner said: "This fire was thoroughly investigated and I'm left with the conclusion that this fits into the category of spontaneous human combustion, for which there is no adequate explanation,"

Read the BBC story HERE.