MAYODAN, N.C. -- An elderly Mayodan man is in the hospital after a brush fire Monday afternoon.
The Mayodan Fire Department says the fire burned about 50 percent of the man's body.
According to the fire department, the man was burning leaves when winds caused the fire to spread into nearby woods. They say it appeared he tried to put the fire out, but he was overcome by smoke.
He went to a hospital in Winston-Salem for treatment. His condition is unknown at this time.