93-year-old Dies After Brush Burning Accident in Battle Creek

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich (April 9, 2014) – An elderly man has died after what appears to be a brush burning accident in Battle Creek.

Officers were called to an area near Sonoma Road and South Minges Road after calls came in for a large fire in the area.

First responders located a 93-year-old man who was unresponsive.

Investigators say it appears the man was attempting to burn some brush in the area when the tractor he was on nearby caught fire.¬† He was also severely burned and didn’t survive.

Investigators say neighbors that spotted the fire were able to put the flames out.

The Battle Creek Police Department is still investigating.

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