Man found dead at holiday-home burn-off


Man found dead at holiday-home burn-off

11 June 2012

published by www.theage.com.au


 Australia — A 60-year-old man has been found dead after setting off a grass fire at his holiday property near Bendigo.

Police say the man, from Ashwood in Melbourne’s east, was at the family’s Fentons Creek property with his son for the long-weekend when he decided to conduct a burn-off near a dam.

They say the son was in the house on the Curnows Road property when he saw a grass fire had developed and called the Country Fire Authority just after 3pm.

Advertisement: Story continues below After putting out the grassfire, firefighters found the man’s body.

It is understood that the son’s girlfriend was also at the property and that the dead man’s family have all been notified of the death.

The cause of death will be subject to a post-mortem examination.

Police said the incident was not being treated as suspicious.
 


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