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Army officials have confirmed that a person died Wednesday on Fort Jackson. 

The person has been identified as a civilian employee and died shortly after noon in a post-training area where a prescribed burn operation was taking place, according to a statement released by the base.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family members and teammates of the deceased," Brig. Gen. Milford H. Beagle Jr., the base's commander, said in a statement. "We are providing every comfort and assistance that we can to all involved."

An investigation into the incident is ongoing. 

The victim's name was not released on Wednesday. 

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Gregory Yee covers breaking news and public safety. He's a native Angeleno and previously covered crime and courts for the Press-Telegram in Long Beach, CA. He studied journalism and Spanish literature at the University of California, Irvine.

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