published Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Dade County man burned to death in field, officials say smoke inhalation to blame

Dade County officials are looking into the death of a man found burned in a field. They say he was burning brush Monday night and it appears he was overcome with smoke inhalation. Responders were called to the field off Spring Lake Drive around 9 o'clock on Sand Mountain.

The Georgia Forestry Commission was brought in to investigate. At this point, officials are calling the incident a horrible accident.

"I know the old man was trying to clean off a place to put his home he was going to build up there," says neighbor Tommy Higdon.

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