Kansas man, 82, dies after hay bales catch fire
07/19/2013 5:37 PM
07/19/2013 5:38 PM
A north-central Kansas man has died from injuries suffered in a large hay bale fire.
Lowell Lund, 82, of rural Waldo died Friday from severe burns at a Wichita hospital.
Osborne County Sheriff Curt Miner says Lund and his son had been hauling bales when the fire ignited Thursday. Natoma Fire Chief Keith Koelling said many of the 300 bales were already fully engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived Thursday evening. The fire continued burning into early Friday morning.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Join the Discussion
The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.