An elderly man died in western Wisconsin after catching fire while burning brush.
The incident reported at 1:18 p.m. Friday happened at a property in Hale, Trempeleau County, and claimed the life of Richard Morchinek, 86, of Whitehall.
The Trempeleau County Sheriff's Office says that Morchinek had started a brush fire, but the flames spread to his clothes, and then to a nearby barn.
Emergency services arrived and transported Morchinek to Regions Hospital by air ambulance.
He died from his injuries at 11:30 p.m. Friday.
The fire is under investigation, but police believe Morchinek's death to be accidental.