The D.C. medical examiner’s office has ruled the death of a 66-year-old man a homicide, months after the man was found dead in a Northeast apartment fire which authorities said was intentionally set, D.C. police said Wednesday.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined Awlachew Ayele, of Northeast, died from smoke and soot inhalation in addition to “other significant conditions,” namely “multiple blunt force injuries,” according to a police statement.

D.C. firefighters found Ayele unconscious inside a burning apartment in the 1100 block of Queen Street NE the morning of Jan. 26.

In the days after the fire, D.C. fire officials said the fire has been ruled incendiary, which means investigators believe the fire was set. That ruling does not necessarily mean that authorities believe the fire involved arson, which means set with criminal intent.

Officials released no further details.