Man dies in Berks County house fire

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Published: Aug 27 2013 11:47:48 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 28 2013 06:11:59 AM EDT
Mohnton fire
MOHNTON, Pa. -

Police, fire and the coroner were all on the scene of a fire in Berks County late Tuesday night.

It happened in the unit block of East Mohn Street between Grace and Cherry streets around 11:30 p.m.

Police told 69News that the original call was for a residential fire, but once officials arrived on scene they realized it was a man who had doused himself with gasoline and set himself on fire.

The man died.

Police didn't release the man's name.

No one else was injured, and the house was not damaged in the fire.