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Brush Fire Kills Man; Ruptures Gas Line

An elderly man has died and a gas line ruptured all due to a fire.

The fire started Tuesday night when 83-year-old Woodrow Gibson tried to burn brush at his Knott County home, in Emmalena, near Perry County.

The fire got out of control, catching the victim on fire and spreading to a nearby gas line, which ruptured.

That lead to intense flames that caught the entire woods nearby on fire. No one else was injured.

Forestry officials were able to contain that eight acre fire.


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