Texas Man Dies Of Burns Suffered In House Fire

FORT WORTH (February 13, 2014) Edward Able, 57, who was critically burned after lighting a cigarette in a house that filled with natural gas as it was being heated with a kitchen stove, has died of his injuries.

Able suffered second- and third-degree burns in the fire Sunday night at a home in Sansom Park just northwest of Fort Worth.

He died Wednesday at a Dallas hospital.

Police Chief Randy Driver has said the home was being heated with a kitchen stove.

He said it appears that when the flame went out, the gas went up through a vent that emptied into the attic.

Driver has said Able was burned when he lit a cigarette that ignited the fumes.