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Man found dead after tractor fire near Minto

MINTO -- A 79-year-old Walsh County man was found dead Monday evening after authorities responded to a report of a tractor fire near Minto.

The fire was reported at 6:55 p.m. Monday, one mile east of Interstate 29 and three-quarters of a mile south of Walsh County Road 15, according to the Walsh County Sheriff's Department.

After Minto Fire Department firefighters extinguished the blaze, they discovered the driver's body inside the cab, according to a news release.

The body was sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Bismarck.

The victim's name has not been released. The investigation is continuing, the release said.