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Man severely burned by grass fire passes away

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HURON COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

A man found severely burned by a passerby after investigators believe a fire he started got away from him has died.

The Huron County Sheriff reports that on Sunday officials were called to a grass fire on McTaggart Road, east of M-53 in Sheridan Township.

A passerby found 93-year-old David W. Nutt burned and laying in burned grass. He was hospitalized with burns on more than 30 percent of his body and has since passed away.

Investigators say that it appears he was burning grass near his home and the fire got away from him. It was also reported that nearly 3 acres were burned in the process.

An autopsy is not planned, and foul play is not suspect. But if you have any further information about the incident, please contact the Huron County Sheriff's Department at 989-269-6500.

While grass fires are a common form of spring ditch and perimeter cleaning, the Bingham Fire Department asks those who utilize this practice to take proper precautions as to prevent injury or property damage.

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