Fireman were dispatched to the corner of Clyde and Bloxham Street around noon on Thursday, July 22 where Gary Lee Burke was attempting to repair some mechanical malfunctions on a 1981 Ford Passenger Van.
According to Lafayette County Sheriff's Office investigator, Sgt. John Young, Burke said the fuel line blew off the carburetor and raw fuel spilled onto the engine that ignited into flames.
Young's report said there was no suspicion of foul play.
Photo Delores L. Walker