In the last several centuries, there has been cases where people are suddenly engulfed in flames with no apparent external source that caused the fire. This phenomena is called spontaneous human combustion. One of the most recent occurrences happend in 2010 involving a 76 year old man named Michael Faherty. He was discovered in his home in Ireland with his remains appearing burnt. During the investigation the cause of the fire could not be determine resulting in the corone listing the death by spontaneous combustion.