GENEVA COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — WDHN has a follow-up to a story first had on June 3rd. A fatal blaze in Geneva County does not appear to have been accidental.

WDHN has learned through those close to the investigation that it’s believed, that William Halstead intentionally set himself ablaze, and it led to the structure catching fire.

On Thursday night, Halstead was found severely burned inside his two-story house in rural Geneva County on Road 67 between Hartford and the town of Black.

The 34-year-old was life-flighted to a burn center in Mobile where he would later die.

Halstead’s wheelchair-bound girlfriend was able to escape the flames.

Authorities say if you feel despondent, you should seek the help of family and friends before attempting to harm yourself.

The toll-free number of the National Suicide Helpline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255.