Man who allegedly set tank on fire passes away
After almost a month of being hospitalized, thirty-five year old Orson Emmerson Twist passed away on Saturday morning at the K.H.M.H. Twist, who since his hospitalization was given a fifty percent chance of surviving, was suffering from first and second degree burns to eighty percent of his body. On July sixteenth we reported the story of a fire in Placencia that left twelve people homeless and landed Twist in the hospital. According to police, Twist was engaged in a domestic dispute after which he allegedly set a butane gas tank on fire. The tank exploded and destroyed two wooden homes. Police officers had responded to a fight between Twist and his common-law-wife, Julie Ireland. Shortly after they arrived, the buildings were engulfed in flames; three cops were also injured as a result. The families residing on the property lost everything and nothing was insured. Twist, who is from Roaring Creek Village, leaves behind four children.