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

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

March 25th, 2014 by WRCB-TV Channel 3 in Local - Breaking News

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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