- Associated Press - Monday, December 14, 2015

SUTHERLAND, Neb. (AP) - A man has died after being severely burned in what officials have deemed a farm accident.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office tells North Platte television station KNOP-TV (https://bit.ly/1QhatU0 ) that 81-year-old Fred Maire was badly burned Saturday afternoon while lighting a fire outside his home.

Deputies say Maire was trying to light some trash on fire in a burn barrel when part of his clothing caught fire.

Deputies and rescue workers from Sutherland and North Platte responded to the accident, and Maire was taken to a North Platte hospital.

Officials say Maire died while being treated for his burns.


Information from: KNOP-TV, https://www.knopnews2.com

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