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Out of area man burned when apparently trying to start brush fire   

Out of area man burned when apparently trying to start brush fire   

The Iuka Fire Department reports an out of area man believed to be from the St. Louis area was severely burned on Thursday when apparently trying to start a brush fire.

The incident occurred at a lodge located on Dago Hill Road in the far southeast corner of Marion County.

Iuka Fire and Rescue and United Medical Response helped create a landing zone for an Air Evac Medical Helicopter to land and take the man to a burn center.

Iuka Fire officials say the man sustained severe burns to his arms, face, and legs.

Since the incident occurred on private property, no law enforcement agency was called.