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Linn County Woman Dies in Out of Control Field Fire

A Linn County woman died in field fire on Sunday afternoon.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 3000 block of Gillmore Road north of Marion for a field fire shortly after 3 pm.

When emergency personnel arrived, they discovered a ditch fire that had spread out of control with the woman who was attending the fire down on the ground, engulfed in flames and smoke.  The woman died at the scene.

Authorities released her name on Monday afternoon. She has been identified as 79-year old Carol Woodson of Marion.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting in the investigation.

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