A brush fire in Maries County killed a Belleville, Illinois man Monday,
The Maries County Sheriff's office, Vichy Fire Department and Belle Fire Department responded to a brush fire on Route Z.
When they got to the scene they found the body of 74-year-old Roger Bechtoldt of Belleville, Illinois.
Authorities said Bechtold was overcome by flames while he was burning brush.
Two structures were also destroyed during the fire.