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Man severely burned in grass fire in rural Sioux Falls

March 8, 2020 GMT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A 74-year-old man was severely burned Sunday in a grass fire in rural Sioux Falls, authorities said.

Emergency crews were called to the fire around noon Sunday. The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office said the victim told responders his burn pit was out of control.

The victim was conscious and talking to responders. But he suffered severe burns from head to toe and was taken to a Sioux Falls hospital, the sheriff’s office said.