71-year-old man dies after falling into debris fire in Marion County

BRITTONS NECK, SC (WBTW) – Investigators say one man died Monday evening after he tripped and fell into a fire in his yard.

Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson says Louie Gause, 71, died after he fell into a pile of debris that was burning around 6:30 p.m. on Williams Road.

Richardson says Brittons Neck Fire Department responded to the incident and confirms there was no foul play in the man’s death.