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Area man burned to death

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Union Parish Sheriff Bob Buckley cautioned residents to observe the statewide burn ban saying that an elderly Marion man was burned to death over the weekend trying to extinguish a fire that he had set.

Joe Ollie Rivers, 87, who resided on Rivers Wayne Road near Marion, died Saturday afternoon reportedly while cleaning up around his residence, Buckley said.

A witness, who was helping Rivers, told deputies that he and Rivers were burning off grass around an old Lincoln parked behind the residence when the fire got out of control.

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