GENEVA COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — The man who had to be life-flighted to Mobile after being severely burned in a house fire last week has passed away.

The man was named William Halstead.

According to family members, Halstead loved his two kids more than anything and loved any activity that had to do with the outdoor, such as hunting and fishing.

“You know we were very close,” William’s sister, Candace Henderson said. “Did a lot of trips together.”

Henderson said that she heard of the fire from her parents and that this incident has hit the family hard.

Pictured: William Halstead

“Oh, it’s been very hard,” Henderson said. “You know we’ve got a lot of families here. We have a large family.”

Emergency officials responded to a fire around 6 p.m. Thursday on the rural portion of County Road 67 between Hartford and the town of Black.

After arriving, they found a woman who had escaped the fire, and Halstead was severely burned.

Halstead was taken to the University of South Alabama Burn Center and later passed away due to his injuries.

The family has posted a GoFundMe page for Halstead’s funeral. As of 4:30 p.m. on Monday, they have raised a little more than $3,500.

This case is still under investigation by the Alabama Fire Marshal’s Office and the Geneva County Sheriff’s Office, as they try to determine the cause of this fatal fire.

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