Wake County

Man dies after catching fire off Capital Boulevard

Charles Duncan

Police say they do not suspect foul play in the death of a man who caught fire near Capital Boulevard in Raleigh Friday night.

Police are investigating what happened when the 57-year-old man burned to death on the 2600 block of Appliance Court. A statement from the police says they were called to the scene by an emergency medical services crew at about 8:45 p.m.

Appliance Court is a short road just off Capital Boulevard and immediately north of the Beltline, home to several hotels in a largely industrial and retail area.

Charles Duncan, 919-829-4880, @duncanreporting

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