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Farmer dies in field fire

FOWLER, Ind. (WLFI) – A field fire claimed the life of a rural Fowler man today.

The fire broke out around 3 p.m. Tuesday on County Road 100 East, near County Road 900 North, in Benton County.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office says a 61-year-old farmer died from smoke inhalation, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim’s name is being withheld at this time until family has been notified.