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WeHo Halloween Carnaval burn victim was trying to light cigarette

Friday, November 15, 2013
Gilbert Estrada, 50, has died after suffering serious burns at the Halloween Carnival in West Hollywood on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.

Gilbert Estrada, 50, has died after suffering serious burns at the Halloween Carnival in West Hollywood on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. (KABC Photo)

A man who died at the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval was trying to light a cigarette when his costume caught fire, according to an investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The incident happened around 10:26 p.m. in front of an event stage on Santa Monica and La Cienega boulevards on Oct. 31.

Gilbert Estrada, 51, was severely burned and died from his injuries the following morning.

An autopsy has been conducted but the findings have not been released pending results of toxicology tests.

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