Authorities investigate a fire- related fatality in Cherokee County

Wednesday, February 1st 2006, 10:23 am
By: News On 6

A fatal grassfire in Cherokee County Tuesday afternoon was sparked by a man welding.

The fire started near Peggs.87 year old Gerald Roth was welding on a fence post, which sparked the fire that killed him.

Investigators are waiting on the medical examiner to determine the cause of death.

The grassfire burned 150 acres.