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Arkansas City man dies of injuries from grass fire

March 11, 2011

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— A 76-year-old Kansas man who suffered critical injuries in a grass fire has died.

Firefighters came across the victim Thursday afternoon while responding to the blaze in Cowley County.

Eugene Hoag, of rural Arkansas City, was flown to Via Christi St. Francis medical center in Wichita, where officials said Friday that he died.

Investigators aren’t sure what started the fire and whether Hoag was overtaken by the flames or somehow fell into the fire.

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