New Jersey State Police are looking into the death of a former firefighter involving a lawn mower.

The accident happened Sunday afternoon on Saylors Pond Road in Springfield Township.

Authorities tell 79-year-old Roger N. Lippincot, a retired member of Springfield Township Fire Company, was riding his lawn mower when it caught fire.

Police say the victim attempted to extinguish the fire, police said, but was overcome by flames and smoke, and died.

No further details have been released pending further investigation.

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