Man killed in Bristow grass fire may have suffered from medical condition

BRISTOW, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • Workers welding an iron fence accidentally started a deadly grass fire around 2 p.m. Monday.
  • Workers told firefighters there was a welder trying to put out the flames when they overcame him.
  • He was hospitalized but died of his injuries.
  • Investigators say he may have had a medical condition that contributed to his death.
  • The man is reportedly from Texas and does not live in Green Country.
  • The fire happened about 2 miles east of Bristow near Highway 16.

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