81-year-old woman dies while burning leaves in Davidson Co.

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286 Astran Drive, Denton

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — The burnt body of an 81-year-old woman was found inside her home in Denton Friday.

Deputies responded to the woman’s home at 286 Astran Drive where they found the burnt body of Jeannette Mack Schneider.

Officials say the woman had been outside burning leaves when it got out of control and her clothes caught on fire.

It appeared the victim ran inside to try and put out the fire, but she died from her injuries.

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