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      Man killed in Maries County brush fire

      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.