Man dies after falling into burning leaves in St. Louis area

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ST. LOUIS — Police say an 89-year-old man has died after falling into a pile of burning leaves in the St. Louis area.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Albert Grewe was in his back yard when he fell Monday morning.

St. Louis County Police say they believe Grewe’s death in the Mehlville area was an accident. It was not clear what caused the man’s fall.