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Published June 03 2012

Fergus Falls man burned in small brush fire

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - A Fergus Falls man was hospitalized Saturday with burns after trying to light a small brush fire.

The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call around 3:15 p.m. that James Edgerton, 75, was not breathing and had burn injuries. Edgerton was conscious and breath-ing when help arrived, and was taken by ambulance to Lake Region Hospital.

Ruth Edgerton, 42, also of Fergus Falls, reported the incident. She told police James was unsteady and using gas to light a small brush fire.