Published: Dec 28, 2011 5:01 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a transient man has died several weeks after an outdoor cooking accident in the Tampa Bay area.
    
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office reports that 59-year-old Say Vieng died Tuesday morning.
    
Authorities say Vieng was trying to cook a meal with candles Dec. 12 when his shirt caught fire. He was airlifted to a Tampa hospital.
    
A medical examiner will conduct an autopsy.

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