Austin man dies at scene of grass fire

Austin man dies at scene of grass fire

23 July 2008

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USA — Portage la Prairie RCMP are investigating after a deceased man was discovered, following a field fire in the Austin area.

On July 21 at about 6 p.m., Portage RCMP received a report a man was found deceased in a field.

Upon arrival at the scene, police confirmed the deceased is a 76-year-old man who had been watching over a grass fire in and around his property in Austin.

There were no other injuries reported as a result of this fire.

The RCMP has no reason to believe that foul play is suspected.

The investigation continues, as an autopsy is being done by the Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death.

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