Man killed after riding mower catches fire
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This article was published 09/06/2016 (2550 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
MUNICIPALITY OF HARRISON PARK — A 72-year-old man died of injuries he sustained after his riding lawn mower caught fire Wednesday, an official from the Office of the Fire Commissioner confirmed on Thursday morning.
At about 12:30 p.m., first responders raced to a farmyard north of the Trans-Canada Highway in the Municipality of Harrison Park.
Chad Davies, chief of the Harrison Fire Department, said they were responding to reports of a vehicle fire in the yard, which took about five minutes to extinguish.
The farmyard is located on Provincial Road 270, just east of Baczewicz Lake and about 30 kilometres northwest of Minnedosa.
About two hours later, two RCMP officers, an EMS crew, OFC investigators and the firefighters remained at the scene, working near a barn surrounded by trees toward the back of the property.
The OFC official said investigators have ruled man’s death an accident.
» The Brandon Sun
Updated on Thursday, June 9, 2016 11:14 AM CDT: Updates the story with information from the Office of the Fire Commissioner