DENNIS (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – A 67-year-old Dennis man was killed after sustaining extensive burns in a fire that occurred in a yard located at 331 Airline Road on Monday afternoon.
Massachusetts State Police, as well as the Dennis Police and Fire Departments, responded to the residence after receiving a call reporting a fire in the yard around 1 p.m. on Monday.
Upon arrival, first responders extinguished the fire that had engulfed a lawnmower and observed a gasoline can nearby. While extinguishing the fire, officers found the body of Robert A. Sambuchi.
Examination of the scene indicated that the victim was in the process of refueling the lawnmower when the fire started.
Preliminary investigation suggests the death was accidental.
The case remains under investigation.