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Brush fire contributed to death of man, 88, coroner says

Published On: Aug 14 2014 05:36:20 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 14 2014 06:22:20 PM EDT

The death of an 88-year-old man found near a brush fire in Robeson Township has been ruled accidental.

BERN TWP., Pa. -

The death of an 88-year-old man found near a brush fire in Robeson Township has been ruled accidental.

George Bernhard suffered a cardiac event induced by the fire on Sunday, the coroner said Thursday.

Bernhard was burning tree stumps in a field on Rock Hollow Road when the fire got out of control, officials said. About an acre of the field was scorched.

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