Dennis man killed by fire ignited as he refueled lawnmower
A 67-year-old man was killed in the Cape Cod town of Dennis in a fire that started while he was refueling his lawnmower. The victim, identified as Robert A. Sambuchi, suffered fatal burns in the backyard of his home on Airline Road around 1:30 p.m. Monday, State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan said. Officers found Sambuchi’s body when extinguishing the fire. He was pronounced dead at the scene. “He was refueling the lawn mower when it either spilled or leaked” before sparking the fire, said Assistant Fire Chief John Donlan of Dennis. “It just appears to be a tragic accident.” Detectives assigned to Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe’s office are investigating. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.Sarah N. Mattero can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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