Ray Gibbs Pledger, 39, who was burned Sept. 21 in an apartment duplex fire at 569 S. 800 East, died Monday morning in University Hospital, a hospital spokesman said.

The man had been hospitalized in the Intermountain Burn Center.Pledger was found unconscious in a center room of the duplex. He had third-degree burns over 50 percent of his body when pulled from the scene of the fire, which was reported about 10:55 p.m. Firefighters reported heavy smoke and flames when they arrived, Gordon Nicholl, Salt Lake City fire battalion chief and public information officer, said Tuesday.