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Flagstaff police: Man dead after being found on fire

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Posted at 10:38 AM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 21:00:25-05

FLAGSTAFF, AZ — Police are investigating a suspicious death after a man was found on fire Monday afternoon in Flagstaff.

Flagstaff police Sgt. Cory Runge said officers responded to the area near Route 66 and Fourth Street around 3:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a fire.

Upon arrival, the first responding officer reportedly discovered a man was on fire. The flames were extinguished and the man was pronounced dead.

Runge said the man has been identified as 66-year-old Ben Iravani of Flagstaff.

The manner and cause of Iravani's death is pending investigation by the Coconino County Medical Examiner's Office.

Runge said the incident is continuing to be investigated, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Flagstaff Police Department at 928-774-1414 or Silent Witness at 928-774-6111.