A Terre Haute man has died after catching fire while sitting near a backyard fire pit at 1014Barton Avenue.
Terre Haute city police report that 62 year old Frances E. Black was celebrating his birthday when he somehow caught fire.
A woman at the residence reportedly went into the home to answer the phone and it was then that the man somehow caught fire.
Black was flown to an Indianapolis hospital.
This investigation is ongoing, and more information will be released when it becomes available.