GASTON, S.C. - A 51-year-old man has died after he was overcome by a trash fire on his land in Lexington County.

The coroner's office said firefighters found the body of Stephen Brewer when they put out the blaze around 2:45 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities say Brewer and his father were burning trash and yard debris on their land in Gaston when the blaze got out of control.

An autopsy found Brewer died from burns and respiratory failure after he breathed in the hot air from the fire.