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UPDATED: Benton County man killed in grass fire

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BENTON COUNTY (KWWL) -

The Benton County Sheriff says an 82-year-old man was killed in a grass fire about 3 miles west of Urbana on Tuesday.

The Sheriff's Office says Robert Francis Bush of Vinton appeared to be burning off a garden area on his farm around 2:15 p.m. when the gusty winds carried the fire away. The man was overcome by the fire while trying to put it out.

The Urbana Fire Department was able to quickly put out the fire when it arrived on the scene.

The Benton County Sheriff's Office, Urbana Fire Department, State Fire Marshall's Office and the Benton County Medical Examiner are investigating.

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