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Published October 15 2012

87-year-old killed in tractor fire ID’d

LITCHVILLE, N.D. – An 87-year-old man died Sunday from burns suffered Saturday when he was burning a slough two miles north of here.

Wesley Ten Pas apparently was burned after his tractor caught fire, apparently while trying to extinguish the flames, Sheriff Randy McClaflin of Barnes County said Monday.

Ten Pas was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Fargo, then transferred to the burn unit at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, where he died Sunday.