AN off-duty firefighter died after setting himself alight at a fire station in North Yorkshire.
Timothy Tasane, 46, a member of the North Yorkshire brigade, set himself alight at Northallerton fire station just before midnight on Tuesday.
He died in hospital from severe burns.
Colleagues used fire extinguishers to put out the blaze and Mr Tasane was taken to Northallerton's Friarage Hospital.
He was transferred to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary, where he died on Wednesday morning.