Man Dead At Fire Scene

By: WOWT-TV Email
By: WOWT-TV Email

Firefighters responding to a report of a brush fire found a man dead at the scene.

At 6p.m. Sunday fire crews from Magnolia, Iowa and Logan, Iowa arrived at the scene of a brush fire at a residence on Minot Pl in Harrison County. A man identified as 83-year-old Miles James Barnhart was found dead at the scene.

Investigators say the brush fire looks like it started near a burn barrel, and that it appears Barnhart was attempting to put the fire out.

The grass fire was extinguished. There was no damage to any structures.

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