“It was determined the male may have suffered a medical issue while tending to brush in the area, which led to severe burns on his person,” read a sheriff’s office report.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to reports.
Manley was a neighbor of the woman who reported the fire on the back pasture of her five-acre property, said Bethel Twp. Fire Capt. Mike Arnold.
The neighbor told a 911 dispatcher that the fire was spreading pretty quickly, mostly going from east to west. She was not aware anyone had been outside or injured by the fire, according to reports.