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Egremont Man Died From Self-Immolation
03:24PM / Thursday, January 19, 2023
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EGREMONT, Mass. — Officials have determined that an Egremont man died from intentionally setting himself on fire, according to a press release from the Berkshire District Attorney's Office. 
 
Brian Levy-Sadhana was found severely burned at the scene of a chicken coop fire on Wednesday morning. He later succumbed to his injuries. 
 
The Fire Department responded to a call made by a passer-by about a chicken coop fire at about 7:40 a.m. Wednesday on Mount Washington Road. 
 
The State Police Detective Unit attached to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office found no detectable evidence of foul play by third parties. A K9 unit alerted to numerous items near the chicken coop for ignitable liquid accelerant, which officials said confirmed the self-immolation conclusion. 
 
Detectives were assisted in the investigation by the State Fire Marshal's Office and Egremont Police Chief Jason LaForest.
 
"This is a terrible tragedy. Our office gives its heartfelt condolences to Mr. Levy-Sadhana's wife, daughter, grandson, and family," said DA Timothy Shugrue in a statement. 
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