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Published August 27, 2013, 01:49 PM

Driver found dead after tractor fire in ND

Walsh County, N.D., authorities say a 79-year-old man was found dead at the scene of a reported tractor fire near Minto, N.D.

By: Associated Press,

MINTO, N.D. — Walsh County, N.D., authorities say a 79-year-old man was found dead at the scene of a reported tractor fire near Minto, N.D.

Minto fire crews extinguished the Monday evening blaze one mile east of Interstate 29 and less than a mile south of Walsh County Road 15. Firefighters then discovered the body of the driver inside the cab.

The name of the victim has not been released, and the body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Bismarck.

The investigation is continuing.

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