MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – One man was killed Monday night in Marion County after catching himself on fire while burning debris in his yard, according to Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson.
The incident happened at 8250 Williams Road, in the Britton's Neck area, Richardson said. He added the call came in around 6:30 p.m.
According to Richardson, the victim's name was Louie Junior Gause, 71. The incident remains under investigation.
This is the second fatal fire in Marion County in the past two days.
On Sunday afternoon, 84-year-old Pat Posch died in a single-dwelling house fire on Simmons Street.