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Heart problem likely killed man found near fire

Heart problem likely killed man found near fire

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KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – A heart problem likely killed a man who was found dead at the site of a fire off of Mount Baker Highway near on Britton Road earlier this week.

Seventy-three-year-old Allen Melton was burning brush piles on his property just after noon on Monday.

A sheriff’s deputy saw the flames and found Melton unconscious.

The deputy tried CPR, but couldn’t revive him.

Melton had a heart condition, and early tests showed that he didn’t die from smoke inhalation.

The Whatcom County Medical Examiner’s office says, “an autopsy was not performed and the death has been ruled a natural death.”

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