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Marion County man dies after catching fire in his yard

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Louie Gouse, 71, died after he caught fire while burning yard debris outside his home on Williams Road in the Britton's Neck community of Marion County, according to Marion County coroner Jerry Richardson.

Richardson said a neighbor saw smoke coming from the home Monday evening and call 911.

We were initially told the incident was a deadly house fire but further information from officials revealed that it was a yard fire, not a house fire.

Richardson he doesn't suspect any criminal involvement in Gouse's death.

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