MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities say a 63-year-old man was found dead Wednesday while trying to put out a fire in a field near his home in far northwestern Minnesota.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office responded to the fire at about 3:44 p.m. in the Barrett area. When they arrived, they found Charles Brian Olsen dead in a burned out plot of land just south of his home.

Authorities said Olsen owned the Pomme de Terre Nursery in the area. It appears a stump had been burning in Olsen’s back yard and the fire quickly spread out to the field. Authorities said Olsen was trying to put out the flames when he either was overcome by the fire or died of an apparent medical event.

Olsen was by himself at the time of the fire.

Comments (4)
  1. Realist says:

    You are a classless human being.

    1. red says:

      that was a dumb comment what liquid nails said happens to be true

  2. Liquid Nails says:

    People love their land and have an emotional attachment to it.
    Poor dude.

  3. Darn it all says:

    Up there it takes time to get a reponse team out Realist – learn to keep your pathetic mouth shut dude. You make people sick with your trash talk 24×7

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