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Buena Vista County Man Killed in Fire Accident

A Siouxland man who apparently fell into a burn pit on his farm has died of his injuries.

The accident happened Tuesday night on a farm near Sioux Rapids.

When Buena Vista County deputies and firefighters arrived they found the man unresponsive and fully engulfed in flames.

The victim is 64-year-old Larry Vaughn of Sioux Rapids.

The Sheriff's Office believes that while burning debris in a burn pit, Vaughn fell in and was unable to escape.

The State Medical Examiner is conducting an autopsy.

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