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Man Dies 4 Days After Being Set on Fire in Oakland

NBC Bay Area

A man died late Monday afternoon after he was set on fire in East Oakland last week, police said. 

The man died just after 4 p.m. Monday. Police are withholding the man's name. He was in critical condition after someone set him on fire in the 500 block of Douglas Avenue. 

An Oakland man was taken to a hospital with serious burn injuries Wednesday night after he was doused with an accelerant and set on fire, according to Oakland police.

Officers responded at 8:07 p.m. Wednesday after someone reported the man was on fire. Officers located him and he was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Police started investigating the assault last week. They did not say whether the man's death has prompted them to open a homicide investigation.

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