Overland, MO (KSDK) -A 58 year old manis dead in a fire which police say he ignited at hishome in the 2200 block of Dawes Place in Overland.

Police Chief Michael Laws says police were called to the home of John Michael Walsharound 3 p.m. Friday for a domestic disturbance. They foundWalsh arguing with his ex-wife on the porch of the home.

Authorities removed the ex-wife from the property afterWalsh began making threats to hurt himself.

After police escorted the ex-wife from the home, they say Walshbarricaded himself inside and set the house ablaze. He died in the fire.

The police chief says the ex-wife was not physically harmed.

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