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Man dies after setting himself on fire near Portland fur store

Man dies after setting himself on fire near Portland fur store

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PORTLAND, Ore. - Police and fire officials are trying to determine why a man set himself on fire in downtown Portland near a fur store that has been the scene of numerous protests.

Portland Fire Bureau Lt. Damon Simmons said Wednesday evening the man died at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. The Multnomah County medical examiner identified him as 26-year-old Daniel Shaull.

Firefighters arrived at the scene shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday to find a man with serious burns. Simmons says police and bystanders apparently extinguished the flames.

Witnesses told KATU-TV the man was screaming, "There are animals dying! Animals dying!"

Mike Cheema owns a food cart nearby. He says the man tried to run into the building but the door was locked.

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